Good news for residents of Bonifacio Global City (BGC): The business district’s COVID-19 drive-through testing center under the city’s Systematic Mass Approach to Responsible Testing (SMART) program is now operational.
According to the LGU, administering tests takes just five minutes and results can be expected three to five days afterward. The drive-through testing center is located at the Northeast Parking Area in front of Kidzania, beside CitiBank and IBM One World Place.
In a Facebook post, the city says it is targetting residents who are vehicle owners and do not have the option of getting tested at hospitals or health centers. 10 suspected COVID-19 cases have already been tested at the new facility.
Here’s what you need to do if you’re a resident who wants to get tested via drive-through:
According to the LGU’s announcement, patients exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms on site will be instructed to stay in the facility’s isolation area where an ambulance remains on standby in case there’s a need for hospitalization.
Taguig City opened its first drive-through testing center at Lakeshore in Barangay Lower Bicutan less than a week ago. “This new step is part of that holistic approach. We see mass testing as a crucial and proactive step, one that we think will benefit the city even beyond the ECQ,” Mayor Lino Cayetano said in an interview with ANC.
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