Health workers, the workforce on the frontline of the fight against the now-pandemic coronavirus disease or COVID-19, are being given free treats from restaurants in Quezon City in the Philippines.
As the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases rises, health workers – doctors, nurses, lab technicians, hospital staff, and other health care providers – are expected to provide services beyond their regular working hours.
Ever since Code Red Alert Sub Level 1 was raised over the Philippines on March 7, 2020, which was eventually raised to Sublevel 2 on March 12, coupled with a state of a public health emergency, these health workers have been providing nonstop service to the general populace.
Now that the Metro Manila will be put on a month-long community quarantine starting March 15, the spotlight all the more focuses on health workers.
This is the reason why Pino Restaurant and its sister restaurants such as Pipino Veg and Pi Breakfast & Pies – located in the midst of several health care facilities – are now offering free unlimited coffee for health workers.
Pino Restaurant shared the good news on its Facebook post on March 13, announcing, “As gratitude to all of you working in the medical field against COVID-19 & in the academe towards faster detection & cure, get your free & unlimited brewed coffee from Pino Restaurant, Pipino Veg and Pi Breakfast & Pies from Mar 14 until this situation plateaus.”
“To our QC neighbors East Avenue Medical Center, Philippine Heart Center, National Kidney and Transplant Institute, Lung Center of the Philippines, V. Luna Medical Center & University of the Philippines Diliman, our special & sincerest thanks,” Pino Restaurant added.
Health workers and university scientists who want to avail of the free coffee in the Pino restaurants just need to present their identification cards. The free coffee is only available for walk-ins.
Pino Restaurant and its sister establishments are located at Malingap Street inside the Teachers Village in Quezon City.
In these trying times, Filipino ingenuity shines to equip the nation with proper information and technology.
The University of the Philippines National Institutes of Health (UP NIH) scientists have developed a fast and more affordable COVID-19 test kit.
Philippine Normal University chemist Janir Datukan shared on national television how to make homemade disinfectants amid the coronavirus disease or COVID-19 outbreak.
Meanwhile, a Filipino-developed virgin coconut oil is being tested in Singapore as a possible cure for COVID-19.
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