Iloilo City Mayor Jerry Treñas announced that 100 test kits will be arriving in Iloilo City anytime today. It can be recalled that the mayor has recently issued Executive Order No. 055 placing the entire city under Enhanced Community Quarantine.
“100 test kits for COVID-19 will be arriving in Iloilo City anytime today! It was donated by a group from Manila not even Ilonggos because they saw my call on social media. DOH is also now working with laboratories here in Iloilo to try to accredit the med techs and centers to read the tests. Thank you for hearing my plea to make testing faster here in Western Visayas,” states Iloilo City Mayor Jerry Treñas in a social media post.
Moreover, under the Department of Health’s updated decision tool, only the elderly, those with underlying conditions and those whose ailments have progressed to severe or critical would be tested for the virus.