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LBC donates P50M worth of reusable masks

/ 09:41 AM April 03, 2020

LBC’s reusable mask

Logistics provider LBC Express group has committed P50 million to help vulnerable Filipino communities mitigate risks of coronavirus (COVID-19) infection by supplying them with washable two-ply face masks.

“The current situation calls for people to do their part: be it by staying at home, or having to risk their own safety by going to work, to treat the sick. For us at LBC, our part is to move– together with our courageous front-liners, and join the fight,” LBC Foundation executive director Nena Wuthrich said in a press statement.
 
“LBC is starting this mask program with hopes of being one with all Filipinos–to flatten the curve. This initiative is also set to assist in educating the public more, on the vital function of masks to protect not just themselves, but also others around them. We believe that masks can and will save lives,” Wuthrich added.

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The masks will be distributed in densely populated areas in coordination with the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC), addressing the shortage of masks.

This initiative is in line with the recent announcement of The Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases mandating the public to wear any type of mask before leaving their place of residence, to minimize, if not totally prevent, the transmission of the COVID-19 virus from one person to another.

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