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App helps returning Kapampangan test for‍ COVID-19

/ 05:00 AM July 11, 2020

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO—The provincial government of Pampanga has started using a web-based application, or app, to facilitate the return to the province of Kapampangan who are working overseas.

Gov. Dennis Pineda said the returning Kapampangan would be fetched by a bus from Ninoy Aquino International Airport to Pampanga where they would be swabbed, tested for the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and quarantined before they go home to their families.

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The project is under the province’s “Balik ‘Pinas, Balik Pampanga” program.

The app, developed by Information Technology Business Solutions Corp., can be downloaded via www.balikpampanga.ph.

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Users are required to register 10 days before heading back to the country. —TONETTE OREJAS

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