Stranded PUP students receive relief packs as enhanced community quarantine continues


Posted at Mar 26 2020 03:12 PM

Stranded students received food packs from the Polytechnic University of the Philippines as they bear the brunt of an enhanced community quarantine imposed by the government. Polytechnic University of the Philippines

MANILA - The Polytechnic University of the Philippines said Thursday it distributed relief packs to students stranded in their dorms amid the implementation of a lockdown measure in Luzon to contain the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). 

PUP said in a release that some 130 relief goods were distributed to its student boarders who remain in their dormitories, as the quarantine cancelled classes and mass transport around Luzon. 

"Through concerted efforts, PUP was able to reach out to its students who by then were already in need of food and other essentials," the university said. 

The relief packs contained canned goods, rice, and other food donated by officials, faculty and employees of the university. The said students were also given ethyl alcohol made by university researchers.

Faculty members, school executives, and student-athlete volunteers distributed the relief goods. 

University officials also sought help from the military and police to transport students to their homes, the statement added.