Gov’t surpasses goal of conducting 30,000 COVID-19 tests daily – Palace

By: Krissy Aguilar - Inquirer.net | May 25,2020 - 11:48 AM

Health workers wait at a COVID-19 testing center at the Palacio de Manila during an enhanced community quarantine to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus on Monday, May 11, 2020 in Manila, Philippines. Several sports and events venues have been converted as quarantine facilities or testing centers as the country tries to cope with the ongoing pandemic. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines has met its goal of conducting 30,000 coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) tests per day, Malacañang said Monday.

During a televised briefing, presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said the country can now conduct 32,100 COVID-19 tests as of May 20.

“Naabot na po natin ang 30,000 PCR tests per day. Ang original target po ay 30,000 by May 30 pero nung Mayo 20 po, nakaabot na po tayo sa 32,100 tests per day. Nalampasan po natin ang ating target,” Roque said.

Roque added that the country already has 66 accredited laboratories to conduct COVID-19 tests nationwide.


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