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Manila gov’t eyes opening of city COVID-19 testing lab by June 15

By: - Reporter / @ConsINQ
/ 03:28 PM May 30, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Manila City government is eyeing to open its own COVID-19 testing facility by June 15 to process over 1,000 swab samples daily.

In a statement on Saturday, Manila Mayor Isko Moreno said they are still finishing the construction of the testing center.

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He added that the testing center, located at the Sta. Ana Hospital already has available polymerase chain reaction machines.

Moreno noted that 100 COVID-19 patients at the Sta. Ana Hospital have so far recovered since the hospital’s Manila Infectious Disease Control Center began its operations.

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Aside from having its own infectious disease center, the Sta. Ana Hospital has a capacity for 300 beds with 33 isolation wards to accommodate patients.

As of Thursday, Manila has recorded 1,357 cases of coronavirus disease including 101 deaths and 397 recoveries.

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