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Navy supports frontliners, makes DIY face shields

Philippine Information Agency
27 Mar 2020, 19:38 GMT+10

PASIG CITY, March 27 (PIA) - Men and women in uniform showed their support to the brave frontliners in battling the dreaded coronavirus disease (COVID-19) by means of mass producing do-it-yourself face shields.

Personnel form the Philippine Navy's Naval Sea Systems Command (NSSC) made alternative face shields to be used by the fleet-marine troops in checkpoints as enhanced community quarantine is implemented in Metro Manila and the whole of Luzon.

NSSC commander, Rear Admiral Rommel Jason Galang said this effort serves as their support and gratitude to the frontliners for their hard work and sacrifices.

"We wanted to support our frontliners by creating something that they can use in the fight against COVID-19. We also worry for their safety amidst the dwindling availability of protective equipment, this is why we thought of creating our own face shields," said Galang.

The NSSC commander mentioned that their unit may be mandated to repair and maintain ships and weapons but at times like this, they heed the call to serve the people.

"We salute their courage and dedication," he added.

NSSC has initiated to produce do-it-yourself (DIY) face shields in an effort to support navy frontliners.

A total of 470 pieces of face shields made from transparency film, foam, garter and double-sided tape were produced from their available materials. The items will be given to Naval Task Group-NCR for proper distribution. (Philippine Navy/PIA-NCR)

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