January 19, 2022

LOOK: Makati City Offers Free Covid-19 Tests for Residents

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  • With the ongoing surge of Covid-19 cases in Metro Manila, the city of Makati announced that free coronavirus disease (Covid-19) tests will be provided to its qualified residents.

    Earlier this week, Makati City’s official Facebook page shared that it will allow symptomatic residents to avail themselves of the reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction and antigen tests for Covid-19 free of charge.

    Also read: Treating COVID-19 at home: A guide

    IMAGE from Makati Official Facebook Page

    Senior citizens, persons with comorbidities, indigent population, and even unvaccinated individuals who are close contacts of a Covid-19 patient are qualified for the free Covid-19 tests, noted that they are most vulnerable to contracting the dreaded infection.

    Ipapatupad ito dahil sa tumataas na demand ng libreng Covid-19 testing (This is being implemented amid the increasing demand of free Covid-19 tests),” the city’s advisory read.

    Also read: CAAP-Bicol enforces ‘no vax, no entry’ policy at Bicol International Airport, other satellite airports

    IMAGE from Makati Official Facebook Page

    They also added that the city epidemiology and surveillance unit will decide whether patients will undergo antigen or RT-PCR tests. In addition, all antigen test kits are from the Department of Health and Abbott Laboratories Philippines.

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    IMAGE from Makati Official Facebook Page

    Currently, Makati City implements strict rules toward unvaxxed residents to limit their mobility. 

    For more information youmay contact 0917-844-6997, 0917-812-1229, 0917-844-6904, (02) 8870-1442, (02) 8870-1444, (02) 8870-1447, (02) 8870-1448, or send an email via makaticesu@gmail.com.

    They can also avail themselves of Makati’s e-consultation services through Facebook or Viber application.

    Source: PNA and My Makati

    Written by Cedie Salido


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