Mayor Isko calls for donations to sustain free COVID-19 mass testing

  • Manila Mayor Isko Moreno is asking for donations to sustain their free COVID-19 mass testing
  • The local government of Manila currently has two drive thru and one walk-in testing centers
  • Mayor Isko said the donations will be used to procure more reagents which are needed to test patients

Manila City Mayor Isko Moreno asked for donations to help their local government to continue the free COVID-19 mass testing.

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On Facebook, the Manila Public Information Office shared Mayor Isko’s call for donations to help sustain their mass testing programs. The local government of Manila has recently opened their COVID-19 walk-in and drive thru testing centers. According to Mayor Isko the donations gathered by the city government will be used to buy more reagents which are needed to test patients.

Mayor Isko said they are using an “inclusive approach” against the spread of COVID-19, so their testing centers are open for both Manila and even non-Manila residents.

“I want every Manileño to be good people to others, like how Manila is trying to be a good neighbor to other cities,” Mayor Isko said.

“Yakapin natin lahat hanggang kaya nating yakapin lahat. We cannot survive alone. Kakayanin natin ang hamong ito,” the Mayor added.

Currently, the testing area at the Quirino Grandstand has a capacity of 700 tests a day while the Lawton drive thru area has a capacity of 200 tests a day.

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The two drive thru areas are scheduled to operate from Monday to Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. The Manila City government also recently opened its first Walk-In Testing Center at the Ospital ng Sampaloc.

Within 24 hours, the results of the COVID-19 tests will be released by the Manila Health Department (MHD) through SMS. For Manila residents, the certifications are delivered to the home address while those from outside Manila can pick them up at the Releasing Lane at the Quirino Grandstand testing site.

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