Posts Tagged mass testing

China’s Wuhan kicks off mass testing campaign amid rising cases

UNTV News   •   May 14, 2020

Authorities in the Chinese city where the novel coronavirus emerged launched an ambitious campaign on Wednesday (May 13) to test all of its 11 million residents, after a cluster of...

DOH hits 8,000 daily COVID-19 tests target for April

Aileen Cerrudo   •   May 13, 2020

The Department of Health (DOH) has reached its target of 8,000 COVID-19 tests per day for the month of April. The Health Department reports that 158,176 unique individuals have already...

Lacson supports DOF bid to hire more contact tracers amid COVID-19 crisis

Robie de Guzman   •   May 12, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Senator Panfilo Lacson on Tuesday expressed support for the proposal of the Department of Finance (DOF) to prioritize the hiring of contact tracers to boost the country’s...

Philippines eyes 30,000 daily COVID-19 tests by end of May

Robie de Guzman   •   May 12, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Health (DOH) is eyeing to achieve 30,000 daily tests for novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) by the end of the month as it works to...

Sotto pushes for wider COVID-19 mass testing as May 15 ECQ end nears

Robie de Guzman   •   May 11, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Senate President Vicente Sotto III is calling on the government to expand the mass testing for novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) as areas currently under enhanced community quarantine...

Metro Manila’s second mega-swabbing center gets ready for COVID-19 mass testing

Marje Pelayo   •   May 7, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — Enderun Tent in Taguig City has been temporarily converted into one of the four mega-swabbing centers in the Greater Manila Area. The facility will start its operation...

PH eyes construction, accreditation of additional 78 COVID-19 testing laboratories nationwide

Marje Pelayo   •   May 5, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — The national government is planning for the construction and accreditation of additional laboratories to increase the country’s testing capacity in an effort to curb the spread of...

COVID-19 mass testing sa Marikina City, sinimulan na

Robie de Guzman   •   May 1, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Sinimulan na ngayong Biyernes ng Marikina City government ang pagsasagawa ng mass testing para sa novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) suspect cases sa lungsod. Sa bagong bukas na...

Lack of PCR machines bogs down Baguio City’s COVID-19 mass testing

Aileen Cerrudo   •   April 30, 2020

The local government of Baguio City is facing challenges in its COVID-19 mass testing efforts. In an interview with “Get it Straight with Daniel Razon”, Baguio City Mayor Banjamin Magalong...

Taguig LGU beefs up COVID-19 mass testing services

Marje Pelayo   •   April 23, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The local government of Taguig City is encouraging residents experiencing symptoms of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) to report their condition so that they can receive appropriate medical support....


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