One million surgical masks and 2,000 raincoats were donated by businessmen Kim Wong and Enrique Razon, Jr.
These protective gears will be distributed to the villages and barangays in Cebu to bolster the campaign for the mandatory wearing of face masks in public to contain the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19).
Michael Dino, head of the Office of the Presidential Assistant for the Visayas (OPAV), reached out to his friend Kim Wong, and the businessman responded with these very generous donations.
Cebu City councilors Raymund Alvin Garcia and Eduardo Rama Jr. will oversee and initiate the distribution of the surgical masks while the raincoats will be given to the Philippine National Police for their protection especially this rainy season.
“In reverting Cebu City to the enhanced community quarantine status, the COVID-19 Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) noted that many Cebuanos in the streets did not wear masks and did not observe social distancing,”– Michael Dino, Head of the Office of the Presidential Assistant for the Visayas (OPAV)
OPAV has been providing personal protective equipment (PPE) and medical supplies to Cebu City government, other local government units (LGU) and hospitals in Cebu.