As part of its efforts to contribute to the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) set up several decontamination tents around the capital. These tents can be found near public hospitals and government offices in the metro.
These tents have diffusers that spray disinfectants to people passing through. MMDA chairman Danilo Lim says that the agency is planning to install more tents in other major hospitals around Metro Manila.
“It aims to decontaminate and disinfect health workers, frontliners and everyone visiting the hospitals and government offices to help contain the entry and spread of COVID-19,” said Lim.
Specifically, these eight decontamination tents have been put up at the Philippine Heart Center, the East Avenue Medical Center, Malacañang Palace, the Department of Health-Central Office in Tayuman, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD)-National Relief Operations Center in Pasay, and DSWD Commonwealth.
The announcement was made via the MMDA official Facebook page. You can check out the agency’s statement below.
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