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Combining rapid test with PCR test will help revive economy safely — Project ARK

Private sector-led initiative Project Antibody Rapid Test Kits on Saturday said the use of rapid antibody test combined with Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction test will help restart the Philippine economy slowly amid the coronavirus disease pandemic......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarMay 23rd, 2020

Rapid testing with PCR seen to help restart economy safely

Private sector-led initiative Project Antibody Rapid test Kit is pushing for the use of both rapid antibody tests and the Reverse Transcription-Polymerase Chain Reaction tests to allow the economy to safely reopen given the ongoing coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 23rd, 2020

Project ARK’s mass testing goes to Antipolo

Presidential adviser for entrepreneurship and Go Negosyo founder Joey Concepcion has confirmed the launch of Project ARK (Antibody Rapid test Kits) in Antipolo City, Rizal......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 13th, 2020

Dino says ‘no other way’ than rapid testing

CEBU CITY, Philippines —  Presidential Assistant for the Visayas Michael Lloyd Dino maintains that “there is no other way” to get through the coronavirus crisis here than the OPAV-initiated Project Balik Buhay (PBB). OPAV’s PBB carries the strategic mass testing in the cities of Cebu, Lapu-Lapu, and Mandaue using rapid antibody-based test kits. Dino said […] The post Dino says ‘no other way’ than rapid testing appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 13th, 2020

Go Negosyo inks MOA with six government hospitals

Go Negosyo has entered into a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with six government hospital beneficiaries of Reverse Transcription-Polymerase Chain Reaction machines from the private sector under Project Antibody Rapid test Kit......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 9th, 2020

More LGUs joining project ARK

Presidential Adviser for Entrepreneurship and Go Negosyo founder Joey Concepcion said more local government units in Metro Manila and nearby provinces will be joining the Project ARK (antibody rapid test kits) initiative. To date, Project ARK is working with LGUs of Antipolo, Batangas, Quezon City, Pasig, Taguig and Makati to bring mass testing down to […] The post More LGUs joining project ARK appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 9th, 2020

Test, test, test

In my previous column I emphasized how aggressive Reverse Transcription-Polymerase Chain Reaction testing and massive screening using rapid test kits are key to reopening our economy......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 29th, 2020

Concepcion leads Project ARK

Under the leadership of Presidential Adviser for Entrepreneurship and Go Negosyo founder Joey Concepcion, conglomerates and major business organizations have expressed their support to join Project ARK (Antibody Rapid test Kits), a private sector-led initiative that is anchored on the combined efforts of the government and businesses to make massive testing possible at the community level......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 17th, 2020

Villar Group begins rapid testing for its employees

THE Villar Group of Companies started conducting rapid tests to its employees as part of its return to work protocol in Metro Manila. This will ensure not only the safety of the employees but that of their families, as well. The test is free of charge. “Before we resume our operations, we want to ensure […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated News2 min. ago

In Focus: MVP, Ayala-Led Fundraiser For Frontliners Now At Over PHP 100 M

Project: Kaagapay earlier sought to provide at least 50 ventilators and 30,000 PPEs for the healthcare sector, as well as test kits and other life-saving medical equipment.....»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 21st, 2020

Ilegal na ospital sa Fontana ilang pasyente ang ginamot?

NANAWAGAN ng isang masusing imbestigasyon si 1PACMAN Rep. Enrico Pineda kaugnay ng iligal na ospital na nago-operate sa Fontana Leisure Park sa San Fernando, Pampanga. Sa villa umano ng Fontana ginagamot ang mga Chinese na posibleng nahawa ng coronavirus disease 2019. Daan-daan umanong rapid test kits at syringe ang nakuha sa lugar. “If it is […] The post Ilegal na ospital sa Fontana ilang pasyente ang ginamot? appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 21st, 2020

Use of rapid test kits defended

Presidential Adviser on Entrepreneurship Joey Concepcion yesterday defended the use of rapid test kits to detect coronavirus disease 2019 for employees, even as medical groups expressed opposition to its use as clearance to go back to work......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 21st, 2020

Rody’s men test positive

The Presidential Security Group (PSG) on Tuesday clarified that President Rodrigo Duterte remains safe from and free of the new coronavirus despite the positive PCR test on one of its personnel and the 160 more, including their dependents, who submitted themselves to rapid testing. The Chief Executive on Saturday flew home to Davao City — […] The post Rody’s men test positive appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsMay 19th, 2020

Lapu exceeds target for rapid mass testing

  CEBU CITY, Philippines— Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan announced via his Facebook page that the city has succeeded their target in its rapid mass testing that concluded on Monday, May 18, 2020. Chan said the city exceeded the target of 10,477 individuals and was able to test 17,155 in the rapid tests throughout its 30 […] The post Lapu exceeds target for rapid mass testing appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 19th, 2020

Rapid antibody test kits: A closer look

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Around the globe, coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) test kits are flying off from every biotechnological and medical technology firm as countries scramble to screen everyone for possible infection. There are two types of widely known and used COVID-19 test kits — these are the real-time reverse-transcript polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR), and […] The post Rapid antibody test kits: A closer look appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 19th, 2020

EDITORIAL - Investing in mass testing

About half a million antibody rapid test kits for the coronavirus disease 2019 have arrived in the country as part of a private sector-led initiative......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 19th, 2020

Who is shouldering ‘community’ test costs?

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Costs for procuring the test kits of the ‘strategized community testing’ in Cebu are shouldered by local governments and members of the private sector, local sources confirm on Monday, May 18. City Legal Officer and Lawyer Rey Gealon recently confirmed that the money needed for the purchase of rapid antibody test […] The post Who is shouldering ‘community’ test costs? appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 18th, 2020

Mandatory rapid test for tri-city workers not recommended yet

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Mandatory coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) rapid test for workers in Cebu’s three largest cities is not yet recommended. The Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH – 7) made this suggestion in a statement released to members of the media on Sunday, May 17. “Mandatory testing of all employees in the […] The post Mandatory rapid test for tri-city workers not recommended yet appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 17th, 2020

Lapu PIO hopeful more Oponganons will be tested

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Only 3,257 actual samples have been collected in the Lapu-Lapu City government’s rapid diagnostic test (RDT) mass testing since the tests started on May 6. That is according to data as of May 11, 2020 from the Lapu-Lapu City Public Information Office. This is only 25 percent of their target which is […] The post Lapu PIO hopeful more Oponganons will be tested appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 11th, 2020

Lapu PIO appeals to Oponganons: Get yourself tested

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Only 3,257 actual samples have been collected in the Lapu-Lapu City government’s rapid diagnostic test (RDT) mass testing since the tests started on May 6. That is according to data as of May 11, 2020 from the Lapu-Lapu City Public Information Office. This is only 25 percent of their target which is […] The post Lapu PIO appeals to Oponganons: Get yourself tested appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 11th, 2020

219 submit themselves to rapid testing in Cebu City

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The third day of the rapid testing for the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) recorded 219 residents submitting themselves to the blood extraction process in three barangays. In Barangay Kinasang-an, only 20 volunteers appeared in the barangay’s testing center to subject themselves to the rapid test. The barangay’s target was supposed to […] The post 219 submit themselves to rapid testing in Cebu City appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 8th, 2020