PNP opens 2nd COVID-19 testing lab

The second molecular laboratory of the Philippine National Police started its operations yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarFeb 24th, 2021

PAL opens antigen facility

Flag carrier Philippine Airlines opened yesterday an antigen COVID-19 testing facility that offers affordable rates and fast results......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 21st, 2020

PNP opens another molecular laboratory

The Philippine National Police yesterday opened another molecular COVID-19 testing laboratory at Camp Crame where at least 90 officers can be tested daily, PNP chief Gen. Camilo Cascolan said......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 29th, 2020

Las Piñas opens COVID-19 testing lab

  BY VANNE TERRAZOLA     Senator Cynthia Villar has welcomed the opening of a laboratory for the processing of coronavirus (COVID-19) tests in Las Piñas City. The COVID-19 testing facility is located in the Las Piñas General Hospital and Satellite Trauma Center (LPGH-STC) and is equipped with GeneXpert and real-time reverse transcription polymerase chain […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsSep 10th, 2020

COVID-19 testing lab opens in Las Pinas

A laboratory for the processing of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) tests has been opened in Las Piñas City. The COVID-19 testing facility is located in the Las Piñas General Hospital and Satellite Trauma Center (LPGH-STC) and is equipped with GeneXpert and real-time reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) machines to process specimens collected from suspected and probable COVID-19 patients. Senator Cynthia Villar welcomed the development and expressed hope that similar facilities would be set up and accredited in other areas in the Philippines. “DOH-operated hospitals should have their own testing centers, I hope the Department of Health (DOH) could fast-track their application because we really need to improve our testing and tracing capacity and the accuracy of reporting of cases in this fight against COVID-19,” Villar said in a statement. Villar said the establishment of the testing laboratory will improve the country’s testing capacity and recovery rate. She said the RT-PCR machines have already passed the assessment of experts, as well the laboratory personnel who passed the proficiency exam and were found to be competent to handle the GeneXpert technology. Next week, the personnel will undergo proficiency exam in using the RT-PCR testing machine. She acknowledged that the Las Piñas facility needs to go through a multi-stage process of laboratory assessment. Earlier, the Villar family donated the equipment to the hospital to be able operate its own COVID-9 testing center, such as a donated a laboratory freezer, biological refrigerator, autoclave sterilizer and passbox. They also provided assistance in ensuring that the renovation or retrofitting of the area assigned as a Covid testing laboratory will conform to the standards approved by the DOH and World Health Organization. The RT-PCR machine, meanwhile, was donated by San Miguel Foundation to LPGH-STC and will start to operate next week......»»

Category: newsSource: NewsSep 9th, 2020

Manila opens second walk-in COVID-19 testing center

  The Manila city government opened on Thursday its second walk-in coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) testing center at Gat Andres Bonifacio Memorial Medical Center (GABMMC) in Tondo, Manila. Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso said both residents and non-residents of the city can get tested in the newly built facility as well as in the […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsJul 23rd, 2020

San Miguel opens own lab to test 70,000 employees

Conglomerate San Miguel Corp. on Friday opened a state-of-the-art COVID-19 reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction testing laboratory with an initial capacity of 4,000 tests per day......»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJul 4th, 2020

San Miguel opens own laboratory to test 70,000 employees for Covid-19

Conglomerate San Miguel Corp. on Friday opened a state-of-the-art COVID-19 reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction testing laboratory with an initial capacity of 4,000 tests per day......»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJul 3rd, 2020

Biggest PRC lab opens doors

The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) inaugurated today the biggest COVID-19 testing laboratory in the Philippines, located at its former headquarters at the Port Area in Manila. The molecular testing laboratory houses 14 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) machines able to process a total maximum 14,000 COVID-19 test results per day. PRC chairman and Senator Richard Gordon […] The post Biggest PRC lab opens doors appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJun 26th, 2020

First ‘mega swabbing center’ opens in Manila, three more to run this week

THE first mega swabbing center opened in Manila on Tuesday, in line with the government’s bid for targeted massive testing of individuals who may be infected with the coronavirus disease 2019 (covid-19). Health Secretary Francisco Duque 3rd, Secretary Carlito Galvez, National Action Plan Against Covid-19 chief implementer; and Secretary Vince Dizon, deputy chief implementer were present at the  […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsMay 5th, 2020

PFL eyes stringent health measures prior to league start

The Philippines Football League intends to implement strict protocols before it opens its 2020 season, including possible COVID-19 testing for participants......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 28th, 2020

Red Cross opens COVID testing lab in Mandaluyong

The Philippine Red Cross can now test 10,000 to 12,000 persons under investigation and monitoring for coronavirus disease 2019 with the opening on Tuesday of a state-of-the-art molecular testing laboratory in Mandaluyong City......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 22nd, 2020

PGA Tour hopes to resume in June at Colonial with no fans

By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer The PGA Tour laid out an ambitious plan Thursday to resume its season the second week of June and keep fans away for at least a month, conceding that any return to golf depends on whether it can be played safely amid the coronavirus outbreak. The Charles Schwab Challenge at Colonial in Fort Worth, Texas, was pushed back to June 11-14. Assuming golf gets the green light from government and health officials, the tour then would have an official tournament every week through Dec. 6 except for a Thanksgiving break. “Our hope is to play a role — responsibly — in the world’s return to enjoying the things we love,” PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan said. “But as we’ve stressed on several occasions, we will resume competition only when ... it is considered safe to do so under the guidance of the leading public health authorities.” Golf is the first sport to announce plans for a restart, although its arenas are far different from other sports because it is played over some 400 acres. It was the second significant step to try to salvage the year, following last week’s announcement of three majors — including the Masters in November — going later in the year. Even as it announced a truncated schedule, several key details were still being contemplated, such as testing for COVID-19 at tournaments. “We have a level of confidence that is based upon ... changes and developments being made in the world of testing, available tests,” said Andy Pazder, the tour’s chief officer of tournaments and competition. “We’re following very closely, through the assistance of our expert medical advisers, the development of more large-scale testing capabilities. ... It gives us confidence that we will be able to develop a strong testing protocol that will mitigate risk as much as we possibly can.” The RBC Heritage at Hilton Head, previously canceled this week, was brought back to be played after Colonial on June 18-21. Those dates previously belonged to the U.S. Open at Winged Foot, which plans to move to September. That would be followed by the Travelers Championship in Connecticut and the Rocket Mortgage Classic in Detroit. The tour said its invitation-based tournaments — Colonial, Hilton Head and the Memorial — would have their fields expanded to 144 players. Memorial, with Jack Nicklaus as the host, takes the July 16-19 week that had belonged to the British Open before it was canceled. The World Golf Championship in Memphis, Tennessee, now has the dates (July 30-Aug. 2) when the Olympics were to be played. If all goes according to plan, the season would end on Sept. 7 at the Tour Championship with a FedEx Cup champion getting the $15 million bonus. That would be a 36-tournament schedule, down from 48 tournaments on the original schedule. Three more tournaments were canceled, one permanently. The Canadian Open, the third-oldest on the PGA Tour schedule, said it would not be played this year. Also canceled was the Barbasol Championship in Kentucky, typically held the same week as the British Open. The Greenbrier tournament in West Virginia was canceled for good. The tour had only 40 events in 2013, a short season to prepare for the start of its wraparound season that now begins in the fall. Even so, it could lead to a peculiar two seasons. The current season could have only one major championship; the PGA Championship is scheduled for Aug. 6-9 at Harding Park in San Francisco. The following season could have two Masters, two U.S. Opens, the PGA Championship and the British Open. Other details the tour still has to sort out was who fell under the “essential” category that would be allowed at tournaments beyond players, caddies, scoring official, rules officials and support staff. Pazder said at least 25 players are outside the U.S., along with at least 35 caddies, all subject to international travel restrictions. “We are playing very close attention to if and when those restrictions are changed,” he said. Tyler Dennis, the tour’s chief of operations, said officials also were considering the movement of everyone who would be at a golf tournament. Social distancing in golf is not difficult; some people continue to play golf in states where courses remain open. Still to be determined is how to keep other areas, even the flag stick, sanitized......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 17th, 2020

DOH opens subnational COVID-19 testing lab in Albay

MASBATE CITY (PIA)-Testing close to 110 people, Bicol region has gone from reporting no confirmed case of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) to 13 in less than two weeks.To accommodate the uptic.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsApr 8th, 2020

Lapu police chief back at work after beating COVID-19

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines – Lapu-Lapu City Police Office (LCPO) director Police Colonel Arnel Banzon has returned to his work on Monday, February 22, 2021, or 18 days after he tested positive for COVID-19. On February 4, 2021, Banzon tested positive for the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), after he underwent rapid testing during the command conference […] The post Lapu police chief back at work after beating COVID-19 appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 24th, 2021

DILG to nix virus test for travel

The Department of the Interior and Local Government is considering a proposal to remove COVID-19 testing as a requirement for travel......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 23rd, 2021

Wider coverage of saliva-based PCR testing pushed

Presidential adviser for entrepreneurship and Go Negosyo founder Joey Concepcion is pushing for the greater coverage of saliva-based polymerase chain reaction testing for COVID-19 while the country waits for the arrival of vaccines......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 23rd, 2021

Austria bets on millions of tests to contain COVID-19

While Austria has struggled to contain the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic, it is fast emerging as a world leader in testing as a way to reopen schools and businesses......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 23rd, 2021

How resilient has our COVID-19 response been?

In a COVID resiliency ranking made by Bloomberg towards the end of last year, the Philippines ranked 46th of 53 countries on 10 key metrics, which included growth in virus cases, overall mortality rate, testing capability, capacity of the local healthcare system, impact of restrictions on the economy, citizen’s freedom of movement, and vaccine supply agreements forged......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 22nd, 2021

'GlobeofGood: Globe nagtayo ng COVID-19 testing facility para sa mga empleyado nito

Itinayo ng Globe ang isang COVID-19 testing facility para sa mga empleyado nito at kanilang mga pamilya. Ang “Globe Labs” na aprubado at sertipikado ng Department of Health ay magbibigay ng mabilis, maayos at abot-kayang pagsusuri sa COVID-19 para sa 13,000 empleyado ng Globe Group at kanilang mga pamilya. Saklaw din ng swab test pati […] The post #GlobeofGood: Globe nagtayo ng COVID-19 testing facility para sa mga empleyado nito appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 19th, 2021

‘Drive thru’ COVID-19 saliva test launched at Robinsons

To scale up the country’s testing capacity against COVID-19, the Philippine Red Cross yesterday launched “drive thru” saliva testing in Robinsons malls......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 17th, 2021