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Valenzuela gov’t teams up with third virus lab for COVID-19 mass testing

By: - Reporter / @ConsINQ
/ 10:27 PM May 06, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — To speed up results of its COVID-19 mass testing, the Valenzuela government on Wednesday inked a memorandum of agreement with its third laboratory which is accredited by the Department of Health (DOH) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Valenzuela Mayor Rex Gatchalian announced the deal on Twitter, saying that the laboratory, which he did not name, would be expected to conduct 30 tests a day.

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The two other agreements for mass testing that Valenzuela signed previously were with Detoxicare Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory, Inc. and The Medical City.

As of Wednesday night, the city recorded 122 confirmed cases of the coronavirus disease, with 23 recoveries and eight deaths.

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