San Juan launches 2 new handwashing facilities to fight coronavirus

Published January 19, 2021, 6:49 PM

by Patrick Garcia

The San Juan City government Tuesday launched two new handwashing facilities to help strengthen the city’s fight against the coronavirus pandemic.  

(photo from Mayor Francisco Zamora Facebook)

The handwashing facilities, in partnership with Manila Water Foundation, are located at the Agora Market and Barangay Balong Bato Health Center, featuring a “hybrid” mechanism that allows users to turn on the faucet via lever using their hands or elbow, or by a foot pedal.   

Each facility comes with three faucets with soap containers and signages reminding users of proper handwashing. San Juan LGU said that the facilities are easy to use for persons with disabilities (PWD) and children because of the lowered sink.

(photo from Mayor Francisco Zamora Facebook)

“Ang paghuhugas ng kamay ay ang ating first line of defense para labanan ang COVID-19” (Handwashing is our first line of defense in fighting COVID-19), San Juan Mayor Francisco Zamora said.