Last week, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) set up multiple disinfection stations along major highways as a way to control the spread of the coronavirus. A total of 289 stations, along with 21 gantry facilities have been installed that sanitize both vehicles and people, and more have just been put up. 

According to the DPWH, they have established an additional 30 disinfecting/sanitizing tents, along with 22 more gantry facilities. With these, the DPWH claimed that at least 207 convergence areas have been disinfected.

All of the DPWH personnel manning the stations and gantries have been provided with personal protective equipment (PPE). These include surgical face masks, gloves, rubber boots, and safety goggles. In addition, all of the stations/gantry facilities use the disinfectant solution provided by the Department of Health.

Additional disinfecting stations put up along major highways image

“I would like to salute and thank all of our personnel who are currently supporting our front liners in this fight against the COVID-19. I have every confidence that the DPWH will do its part to defeat the COVID-19 pandemic. We have collectively answered every call and challenge that has been brought upon us, and now will be no different. I implore you to take all possible precautions to prevent this pandemic from spreading,” DPWH Secretary Mark Villar said in a statement.

As before, these sanitation stations and gantry facilities will continue to operate throughout the entire duration of the Enhanced Community Quarantine, and beyond if needed.