Around 300 arriving Filipinos test positive for COVID-19 per day — BOQ

Around 300 arriving Filipinos test positive for COVID-19 per day — BOQ

MANILA, Philippines — Around 300 overseas Filipinos per day test positive for COVID-19 upon arrival to the Philippines, the Bureau of Quarantine (BOQ) said Saturday.

BOQ Deputy Director Roberto Salvador Jr. noted that this is 10 percent of the around 3,000 arrivals to the country per day.

“Tumatanggap ang BOQ ng [positive] result ng RT-PCR ng mga galing sa ibang bansa ng at least 300 per day. Ganun kadami ang sineserbisyuhan ng BOQ every day,” he said at the Laging Handa public briefing.

(The BOQ receives at least 300 [positive] RT-PCR test results from arriving travelers per day. That’s how many the BOQ is rendering services for per day.)

“Sa ngayon po ang average natin per day na arrivals, ‘yung capacity natin, is 3,000. Ang nagpopositive every day is close to 300, so approximately, 10 percent to 14 percent ang nagpopositive sa arrivals nating mga Pilipino,” he added.

(Our current average of arrivals is currently 3,000. Close to 300 test positive per day. So approximately 10 to 14 percent of arriving Filipinos test positive.)

According to Salvador, around 3,300 Filipinos in quarantine hotels have been released on Monday, decongesting quarantine facilities.

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