The city government here distributed on Wednesday disinfectants, face masks, face shields and other hygiene kits at the Tarlac City Jail to ensure the protection and safety of the persons deprived of liberty (PDLs) against coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19).
The city government, through the cooperation of the Tarlac City Tourism Council and Junior Chamber International (JCI)-Tarlac City, provided the PDLs some 50 gallons of disinfectant, 25 gallons of alcohol, 600 face shields, 600 washable face masks, 10 boxes of disposable face masks, two units battery sprayer, five alcohol dispensers and 100 pieces of soap.
Mayor Cristy Angeles thanked those who extended help and support for PDLs in this time of pandemic.
“Patunay na buhay na buhay ang bayanihan sa siyudad ng Tarlac at nagkakaisa sa pakikipagtulungan upang lalong patibayin at palakasin ang ating laban kontra Covid-19 (It is a proof that bayanihan is very much alive in Tarlac City and are working together to strengthen our fight against Covid-19),” Angeles said in her official social media account.
Meanwhile, three of the eight new Covid-19 cases in this province came from this city.
The other new cases are from Gerona with two, and one each from San Manuel, Concepcion, and Capas.
This brought the total number of patients to 484 with 267 active cases.
On the other hand, three city residents recovered from the disease, bringing the total number of recoveries in the province to 198.
A 64-year-old man from Barangay Jefmin, Concepcion, meanwhile, succumbed to Covid-19, raising the total death toll to 19. (PNA)