Philippines – The office of Vice President Leni Robredo is sans offering antigen tests again because of the spike in new COVID-19 cases in the nation dared to be driven by the more irresistible Omicron variation.
In view of this, the Swab Cab,” a portable COVID-19 testing center in organization with the neighborhood legislature of Quezon City, Angat Buhay of Robredo’s office and UBE Express, was relaunched along Tandang Sora Avenue corner Visayas Avenue Extension in Quezon City.
The versatile testing center was open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Out of the 410 individuals evaluated for COVID-19 as of 1:20 p.m., 191 of them turned out certain for the infection.
The Swab Cab’s next stop is at QCX in Quezon Memorial Circle on January 6. The individuals who wish to get tried must pre-register as soon as possible. Robredo’s office originally carried out Swab Cabs during a Covid flood in March 2021.
Robredo’s free trying drive comes as there are restored calls with the expectation of complimentary mass testing — requests which the public authority actually doesn’t have any desire to notice.
Almost three years into the pandemic, Philippine controllers presently can’t seem to support modest, individual test antigen units which many created nations as of now use to test for COVID-19, compelling Filipinos to pay between P3,800 to P5,000 for a RT-PCR test and up to P960 for an antigen test.
The Swab Cab is only one of the many activities the Robredo’s office attempted as a reaction to the pandemic, which incorporate the nearby creation of individual defensive gear, the arrangement of transportation and convenience to medical care laborers, free teleconsultations, and the immunization of fundamental specialists in association with neighborhood states.
Morever, Robredo is additionally calling for additional volunteers for her office’s free teleconsultation administration, Bayanihan E-Konsulta, which was first sent off in April 2021.