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Medical City nurses wear face shields made from recycled plastic bottles amid shortage of PPE

As the country fights off the COVID-19 pandemic, personal protective equipment (PPE) is dwindling.

Due to this, nurses at the Medical City wore improvised face shields made from recycled plastic bottles.

Nurses from the cardiovascular and telemetry unit proudly showed off their DIY gear as they continue to serve the public amid the rising cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

These improvised face shields were donated to them by Atty. Jeanette Tolentino and Camella School Teachers.

Healthcare workers, along with service workers and other citizens risking their lives to stop the spread of the virus, find themselves more vulnerable to the disease as they face shortages in protective equipment and medical supplies.

An official of the Philippine Medical Association on Wednesday said that the country has enough doctors in its arsenal but the lack of PPE is a major challenge for the medical workforce in their fight against COVID-19.

As of Tuesday afternoon, the Department of Health stated that there has been a total number of 552 cases of infections in the Philippines with 35 deaths and 20 recoveries.

—Kaela Malig/JCB, GMA News