As we progress further into this Luzon-wide enhanced community quarantine (ECQ), it’s a good sign that more and more COVID-19 testing centers are commencing operations across the region.
The Quezon City local government, for its part, is opening six new testing centers this week—three of which will open today, April 20. Districts 4-6 will have their own testing centers, while the locations for Districts 1-3 are still being finalized and will open on Tuesday, April 21.
The testing center for District 4 is at the Quezon City Experience in Quezon Memorial Circle, for District 5 at SB Park Novaliches, and for District 6 at the University of the Philippines’ Asian Institute of Tourism along Commonwealth Avenue.
Each testing center will be equipped with swab booths and will include blood testing and x-ray examinations. The LGU aims to conduct 50 swab tests per day for each center, and around 1,800-2,000 swab tests per week across Quezon City.
In addition to these, the Quezon City Police District has also allotted 30 nurses and six medical technicians from the Philippine National Police to help with the contract tracing being conducted by the Quezon City Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit (QCESU).
The LGU has advised those who would like to be tested should first coordinate with their respective barangay health officers for initial interviews and assessment. Senior citizens, on the other hand, will be prioritized and tested in their respective homes.
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