Pasay provides free swab tests
Pasay City said residents with close contact with coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) patients could avail of free swab tests, as the city grapples with a ballooning infection rate, according to a report by Manila Times.
Those who want to be tested must present a valid ID and a Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) number. Residents without a PhilHealth number will be asked to fill out a form at the vaccination site.
Swab testing will resume today, March 1 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. until March 5 at the Andres Bonifacio Elementary School and Malibay Plaza.
Independent research group OCTA reported last week a 160-percent increase in the number of Covid-19 cases in Pasay City, slightly lower than the 203 percent recorded increase in the previous week.
The city has imposed “localized community quarantine” in 56 villages to arrest the skyrocketing infection rate.
To date, Pasay has a total of 8,038 Covid-19 cases, including 525 active cases, 7,306 recoveries and 8,038 deaths.
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