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UPV Students In Iloilo Aid In Making Improvised Face Shields

IMPROVISED FACE SHIELDS – UP Visayas (UPV) students who are stranded in Iloilo helped in making improvised face shields.

Kuha ni Hannah Labrador | Image from: ABS-CBN

The students, who stayed in their dormitories, made face shields for health workers to use amid the threat of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

According to ABS-CBN News, the activity came after one UPV student called for help as one of his/her parent works in a hospital in Iloilo City.

The said hospital provided materials for the students and the Philippine College of Physicians – Visayas Chapter funded them to start making face shields.

About 100 students who are stranded stayed in a dormitory in the University of the Philippines Visayas in Miag-ao, Iloilo.

The students were unable to return home due to cancelled flights and border restrictions implemented in several areas in the country.

Based on the report, with the help from the UPV University Student Council (UPV-USC) , the students coordinated in making the face shields using foam, acetate, magic tape, double sided tape and stapler.

Within a few hours, they were able to produce 100 improvised face shields and deployed them in some hospitals in the city.

At this time where there is a scarcity of face masks, this protection is needed especially for health workers and frontliners who are facing COVID-19 persons under investigation (PUIs).

Adrian Camposagrado, chairperson ng UPV-USC , said that they are open for donations to make more face shields that will be used by hospitals and other health facilities.

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