Damihan dapat! Gov’t should stock up on fave masks, other medical supplies says Sen. Dick Gordon
Neophyte Quezon City Rep. Precious Hipolito Castelo has urged Congress to exempt face masks, sanitizers and other protective goods from import duties and local taxes.
The Gabriela party-list on Saturday urged the national government to distribute more free face masks and shoulder the checkup and laboratory tests amid new and alarming confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the Philippines.
Italy, which does not make face masks, is getting 800,000 of them from South Africa but needs at least 10 million more, a top Italian civil protection official told AFP on Tuesday.
Senator Richard Gordon has raised the need for the government to stockpile on face masks, medical gowns or personal protective equipment (PPE) and other medical supplies.
A bill putting a price cap for medically-necessary assistive equipment and medical supplies, such as wheelchairs and surgical masks, has been filed at the House of Representatives.
Albay Rep. Joey Salceda has proposed to Congress the allocation of a P2-billion supplemental budget to finance the government’s mass purchase of face masks to address the risk of the novel coronavirus (nCoV).
Netizens are criticizing Senator Richard “Dick” Gordon’s decision to send face masks to China as stores run out of supply following the Department of Health’s confirmation of a 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCOV) case in the Philippines.
Senator Nancy Binay has appealed to concerned agencies to “include face masks” in the relief packs they will distribute to residents affected by the Taal volcano eruption.
House Assistant Majority Floor Leader Niña Taduran has scored pharmaceutical firms, grocery stores, and hardware that are allegedly overcharging consumers as they rush to buy face masks and other supplies to protect themselves from the dangers of the Taal volcano eruption.
Wag manamantala! Duterte orders face mask distribution in Taal-eruption hit areas
Hong Kong’s mass transit rail system was suspended and dozens of banks and shopping malls closed on Saturday after a ban on pro-democracy protesters wearing face masks came into effect, sparking widespread anger and violent clashes.
A teenage pro-democracy protester shot by a Hong Kong police officer was on Thursday charged with rioting, as authorities were reportedly set to ban the wearing of face masks at public rallies.