- The local government of Taguig City has launched its areas for drive-thru COVID-19 testing
- It has been reported that the drive-thru testing will start this coming weekend
- The quarantine facility at the Taguig Lakeshore Hall was launched as well on Wednesday
- Health Secretary Francisco Duque inspected both the testing areas and quarantine facility
- As of April 21, Taguig City has 197 confirmed cases of COVID-19
The local government of Taguig City has launched its drive-thru COVID-19 testing sites on Wednesday.
KAMI learned that the drive-thru testing in the city will kick off this coming weekend.
In a report by CNN Philippines, residents are required to fill out an assessment tool online before they will be given a slot and if the doctors found they qualify for testing.
As reported by the Philippine Star (authored by Kristine Joy Patag), Mayor Lino Cayetano shared that Taguig is using a Systematic Mass Approach to Responsible Testing (SMART) approach to boost their COVID-19 testing.
“Part of the SMART system framework is those who need to be tested will be tested,” Cayetano said.
“Those who find the health centers inaccessible but have personal vehicles at their disposal...may undertake the drive-thru testing,” he added.
Department of Health (DOH) Secretary Francisco Duque inspected the COVID-19 quarantine facility in Taguig Lakeshore Hall. It has a capacity of 40 beds, a WiFi connection, and equipped with hygiene kits.
As of April 21 (Tuesday) at 8:45 p.m., Taguig City has 197 confirmed cases of COVID-19.
In a previous report by KAMI, the DOH reported a total of 6,710 COVID-19 cases in the Philippines. 693 of the patients were able to recover.
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