A group of University of the Philippines Diliman (UP Diliman) students from various colleges has released an open letter about a collaborative project design for a sanitation tent that can be used to help stop the spread of the coronavirus disease or COVID-19, just hours after the Luzon-wide community quarantine was declared by the Philippine government on Monday.
Chemistry student Jeremie Pearl Cruz went on social media a few minutes into March 17, 2020, to say they are already developing the sanitation tent by the team composed of Industrial Designers, Chemists, and Engineers from the College of Fine Arts, College of Science, and College of Engineering in UP Diliman.
“We have started designing an affordable and easy to build sanitation tent that can be used in any but not limited to the following settings:
– Hospital Entrances
– MRT/LRT stations
– Bus stops
– Grocery Stores
– Public Markets
“The design will be open source. It will use readily available materials from local hardware stores. Once the design is final, we will send it to all contacts that we have. All LGUs and institutions can use it, free of charge. By adding contacts to our database, you are helping us spread solutions as fast as possible.”
The UP students’ group said that when the design is ready for release, then they will send it for free to local government units and will allow free sharing on social media.
Cruz signed the open letter with:
“Thank you very much! Let’s beat this virus together.
Yours in honor and excellence,
Our Team of UP Diliman Students and Alumni”
LGUs are asked to send their contacts here.
Questions and concerns about the sanitation tent may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
The UP is the Philippines’ world top-ranking university. UP community members have been at the forefront of the battle against the COVID-19, with a cheaper Rapid Diagnostic Test Kit developed by the UP National Institutes of Health, and has been calling for donation for healthcare workers at the Philippine General Hospital.
SEND CHEERS to UP students for their initiative to help assist in stopping the spread of COVID-19!
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