Rapid testing

Michael L. Tan - @inquirerdotnet 09/29/2021

Two weeks ago I wrote about rapid antigen (lateral flow) tests that can detect if you have been infected with COVID-19 by testing for the protein fragments of the virus in saliva, or nose and throat swabs.…

Daanbantayan to require returning OFWs to undergo rapid testing

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 10/07/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) who will be going home to Daanbantayan town in northern Cebu will be made to undergo a rapid antigen test upon arrival. The requirement was decided upon following the…

Test results cut number of healthy TF Kasaligan recruits to 128

Alven Marie A. Timtim 09/11/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Only 128 out of the 179 recruited individuals of Task Force Kasaligan (Kaluwasan sa mga Amigo Cops ug Sugbuanon Ang Gusto sa Atong Liderato nga Ipatuman Gumikan sa hulga sa COVID-19 Alang Natong…

MCWD denies ‘no rapid test, lose medical benefits’ claims

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 06/18/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Metropolitan Cebu Water District (MCWD) has denied the allegations that the company’s workers were forced to undergo rapid testing or they would lose their medical benefits. Some MCWD employees have reached out…

Six Lapu individuals among first cases of COVID-19 detected using rapid testing, confirmed through PCR

Rosalie Abatayo 05/21/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Six persons from Lapu-Lapu City are among the first cases of coronavirus disease detected using surveillance through rapid testing and confirmed through the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing. In a virtual presser this…

Cebu City minority bloc questions scientific basis of rapid testing

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 05/20/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The minority bloc of the Cebu City Council is questioning the scientific basis of the rapid mass testing conducted in the barangays for the Project Balik Buhay (PBB). This after the actual rapid…

Basak San Nicolas residents refuse rapid testing, only 83 show up

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 05/06/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The residents of Basak-San Nicolas in Cebu City were properly informed that rapid testing would be conducted in the barangay. The residents however simply refused to be tested. This was the assessment of…

Low turnout for rapid tests in Inayawan and Basak Pardo

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 05/06/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The first day of the rapid test did not gather the expected number of respondents in Barangays Inayawan and Basak Pardo. Inayawan Barangay Captain Kirk Bryan Repollo told CDN Digital that only 63…

Labella: Swab testing to continue in brgys with most COVID-19 cases, rapid testing in other brgys

Delta Dyrecka Letgio 05/05/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Swab testing in barangays which recorded the most number of the infection will continue even if the Cebu City government will already start with the mass rapid testing on Wednesday, said Mayor Edgardo…

Brgys Labangon, Luz no longer part of rapid testing – Labella

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 05/05/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Residents of barangays Labangon and Luz in Cebu City will no longer be included in the Rapid antibody Diagnostic Tests (RDTs) for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) because of the continuous conduct of mass…

Cebu City targets 23,000+ families for mass testing until May 15

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 04/30/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The mass rapid testing for the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) will begin on May 4, 2020 in the cities of Cebu, Mandaue and Lapu-Lapu. In Cebu City, at least 23,553 households are targeted…

Rapid testing in cities of Mandaue, Lapu-Lapu, and Cebu slated to start May 4

Rosalie Abatyo 04/29/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The rapid testing for about 46,000 individuals in the sitios (sub-villages) and barangays (villages) of the cities of Cebu, Lapu-Lapu, and Mandaue is expected to begin on Monday, May 4, 2020. The rapid…

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