Posts Tagged RT-PCR test

Davao City temporary limits COVID-19 swab tests due to lack of kits, lab repair

Robie de Guzman   •   September 14, 2021

The Davao City government on Tuesday said it has temporarily limited the conduct of COVID-19 RT-PCR tests for close contacts or F1 and individuals with flu-like illnesses (ILI). In a...

Mga magpopositibo sa COVID-19 antigen testing, dapat mag-isolate agad — DOH

Robie de Guzman   •   September 8, 2021

MANILA — Ang RT-PCR test pa rin ang gold standard para sa COVID-19 testing sa bansa. Ngunit paalala ng Department of Health (DOH) sa publiko, sundin ang umiiral na protocols...

DFA welcomes arrival of 323 repatriated Filipinos from Abu Dhabi 

Maris Federez   •   August 27, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — The government has welcomed 323 Filipinos that flew in from the United Arab Emirates, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said. A fifth DFA-chartered repatriation flight from...

116 OCD staff test positive for COVID-19

Maris Federez   •   August 26, 2021

  MANILA, Philippines — National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council spokesperson Mark Timbal announced Thursday that some members of the Office of Civil Defense have tested positive for coronavirus...

City of Manila offers free RT-PCR swab tests to residents, non-residents

Marje Pelayo   •   August 24, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — The local government of Manila is offering free RT-PCR swab tests to residents and non-residents. Organized by the Manila Health Department (MHD), the free drive-thru RT-PCR swab...

LGUs ‘retain discretion’ on requirements for vaccinated travelers — IATF

Robie de Guzman   •   July 9, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — Local government units (LGU) are still allowed to require negative RT-PCR COVID-19 test for fully vaccinated domestic travelers, including senior citizens, the Inter-Agency Task Force for the...

‘Questionable COVID-19 test result’: DOH tells public not to self-swab

Robie de Guzman   •   May 27, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health (DOH) on Thursday advised the public against performing a self-swab as its results may be rendered questionable. “Meron tayong mga panuntunan o pamantayan...

PAL warns passengers vs. traveling with fake COVID-19 test results

Robie de Guzman   •   April 12, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – Flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) has reminded passengers to secure authentic COVID-19 test results from legitimate medical providers, warning that using fraudulent ones may land them in...

PNP Aviation Security Group nabs 15 persons with fake COVID-19 test results

Robie de Guzman   •   April 7, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Wednesday warned the public against the use of fake coronavirus disease (COVID-19) test results and other health documents for travel as...

PH gov’t to increase COVID-19 testing up to 90K a day – Dizon

Robie de Guzman   •   March 30, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – The government is looking to ramp up the number of COVID-19 tests in Metro Manila and nearby provinces especially amid the enforcement of enhanced community quarantine (ECQ),...


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