In the new normal, there are certain health safety protocols that are being implemented by the government in an effort to prevent the spread of the virus. These minimal protocols include the mandatory wearing of face masks, face shields, and physical distancing at all times.
While the intention of this program is for the overall welfare of the people, it is a sad reality that not all people can instantly conform to these. One specific reason for this is the lack of money to buy face masks and face shields.
In the case of this man from Cauayan City, he made an improvised face shield for himself by using a banana leaf. Via a post by Cauayan City Police Station, they shared that while they were implementing a checkpoint in the said city, they came across a man who was riding a bicycle.
Upon a closer look, they noticed that the man was wearing a face shield. However, it was not the kind that we usually see on the TV or from the people around us, it was a rare one as it was made from a banana leaf!
The said face shield was a banana leaf that was shaped rectangular along with a hole on the eye part. A wire is also attached to its ends so that it can be worn just like the conventional face shield.
When asked why he wore the banana leaf as an alternative face shield, the man said it was because he cannot afford to buy one. The police officers who were on duty took pity on the man that they immediately handed him a face shield for his own safety.
Meanwhile, the said post gained quite a lot of attention as many also pitied the situation of the man. Many expressed their desire to also extend help for the man even in their own little way.