The Manila City government will be distributing about 600,000 face masks to families in all 896 barangays of the nation’s capital.
Manila City Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso on Tuesday, April 14, said one face mask will be provided to the quarantine pass holder of each family.
Of the 600,000 masks, Domagoso said about 500,000 are washable face masks while 100,000 are surgical face masks.
“Ito po ay ipinagkaloob sa atin ng LBC, pang-proteksyon ninyo habang bumibili ng pagkain sa labas ng inyong mga bahay,” Domagoso said during a Facebook Live broadcast.
“Ito ay ipapamahagi ngayong gabi, dadalhin sa lahat ng barangay—896 barangays ng Lungsod ng Maynila, base sa listahan na ipinagkaloob sa amin ng inyong mga barangay chairman,” he added.
The distribution is in line with the Mayor’s CODE COVID-19 (Contain and Delay) Action Plan intended to contain the spread of COVID-19 in the city.
As of 5:00 pm on April 14, about 344 confirmed COVID-19 cases have been recorded by the Manila Health Department (MHD).