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34 Pasay barangays under lockdown

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At least 34 barangays and one establishment in Pasay City have been placed under localized lockdowns since Friday after the local government recorded a sudden surge of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases, a city official said in  a report ...

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Tiangco pushes common contact tracing app 

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Navotas City Mayor Toby Tiangco prefers to have one contact tracing application to be used in the country, according to a report by Manila Bulletin. “Tumpak (Correct)! There should have been one app for the whole country,” Tiangco said o...

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Duterte declares Taguig building as special economic zone 

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President Rodrigo Duterte declared the 24,845 square meter Vista Place Campus Tower 1 and the land on which it stands in Taguig City as a Special Economic Zone as an information technology center, according to a report by GMA News. This was provided...

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Manila to conduct screen testing of Sampaloc residents

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The Manila City government will start screening about 1,000 residents in Sampaloc to determine who among them were affected by COVID-19 during the 48-hour “hard lockdown” from April 23 to 25.

According to Ospital ng Sampaloc chief, Dr. Aileen Lacsamana, the testing will prioritize barangay officials and household contacts of COVID-19 patients.

Lacsamana said that Geronimo Elementary School was used as testing facility.

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She said that as of 12 noon yesterday about 236 individuals were already subjected to FDA approved rapid anti-body test in the said district that can yield result in 10 to 15 minutes.

Those who will test positive will undergo screening and they will be assessed if they need to be brought to a quarantine site in Delpan.

The Ospital ng Sampaloc chief said that the testing will continue up to Saturday coming from five barangays in the said district.

City Health Officer Dr. Arnold Pangan, said that a total of 66 individuals were subjected to a swab test.


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