Fight vs COVID-19: Quezon Province inmates make improvised face shields for frontliners

Robie de Guzman

CATANAUAN, Quezon – Inmates or Persons Deprived of Liberty (PDL) in Catanauan Municipal Jail have joined the fight against the spread of novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the country.

Behind bars, a small group of inmates is busily putting together materials to make improvised face shields for medical workers, uniformed personnel and other COVID-19 frontliners in the province.

The PDLs are using rubbers, glue, garters and empty large water bottles – donated by Catanauan residents – to manufacture improvised face shields.

So far, the inmates have made 50 face covers which were given to policemen and soldiers manning quarantine checkpoints, medical workers and force multipliers deployed against the outbreak.

“Naghanap kami ng persons deprived of liberty na mayroong creative talent at sila yung pinili namin upang turuan kum papaano gumawa ng improvised face shield,” J/SInsp. Jessie Luce, Catanauan Municipal Jail Warden, said.

Frontliners who received the improvised face shields have expressed their gratitude for the device which will help protect them from getting the virus as they perform their tasks.

Luce said the inmates are now awaiting donation for more materials to be used in producing improvised protective gear. – RRD (with details from Correspondent Japhet Cablaida)

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