Posts Tagged rapid test kits

DOH admits COVID-19 testing capacity still below 8,000 to 10,000 daily target

Marje Pelayo   •   April 29, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health (DOH) on Wednesday admitted that the country’s testing capacity for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is still below the target.  The Department had planned to...

DOH doesn’t recommend rapid antibody test kits for expanded mass testing

Marje Pelayo   •   April 15, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the procurement of two million rapid antibody test kits and directed the Office of the Civil Defense (OCD) to facilitate the process....

DOH warns against use of commercially available COVID-19 test kits

Marje Pelayo   •   April 1, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Health (DOH) has warned the public not to purchase COVID-19 rapid test kits that are made available commercially. “Gusto din po natin ipaalam na...

Countries sending alleged ‘faulty’ COVID-19 test kits, face masks back to China

Marje Pelayo   •   March 30, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Several countries are sending imported medical supplies back to China after they were reportedly found defective. The latest is the Netherlands, which ordered a recall of more...

FDA approves use of 5 rapid COVID-19 test kits

Robie de Guzman   •   March 30, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Monday (March 30) said it has approved the use of five rapid test kits for novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in...

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