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MCIA begins Philippines' first ever airport-devoted COVID-19 PCR tests


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MCIA's airport-dedicated CONVID-19 PCR testing laboratory

The Mactan-Cebu International Airport Authority on Sunday began the operation of the Philippines' first airport-dedicated COVID-19 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing laboratory.

In photos shared by Super Radio dzBB’s Mao dela Cruz, people can be seen being tested in kiosks inside the the 400-square-meter laboratory.

The Mactan airport became the first airport in the country to have its dedicated COVID-19 testing laboratory.

It is the fourth facility in Cebu accredited to conduct COVID-19 tests.

According to the Department of Transportation (DOTr), the laboratory is expected to process 1,500 to 3,000 tests daily with results available after 24 hours.

The laboratory also holds a BSL-2 certification from the Department of Health and the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine, the DOTr said.

https://www.msn.com/en-ph/news/national/mcia-begins-philippines-first-ever-airport-devoted-covid-19-pcr-tests/ar-BB16DcYh?ocid=msedgdhp

 

 

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to_dave007

good idea.  Thumb's up to whoever is responsible for that.

Certainly a sign they want the airport open.

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fivestarph

Would be far better that the tests are done on departure from wherever than on arrival.

Hong Kong has stipulated that incoming passengers have to be in possession of a negative certificate before they can board flights to Hong Kong.

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to_dave007
9 minutes ago, fivestarph said:

Hong Kong has stipulated that incoming passengers have to be in possession of a negative certificate before they can board flights to Hong Kong.

Do you have any reference for that? Myself and few other friends like to fly Cathay..  so it would be helpful to know.

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to_dave007
4 minutes ago, fivestarph said:

You are lucky it's only OFWs who have to be tested before boarding.

http://www.sunwebhk.com/2020/07/fdhs-must-test-negative-before-flying.html

Well there is a BIG difference between requiring a covid test for an OFW who will integrate almost immediately into a home in Hong Kong, and requiring the test of everyone who will simply transit through the airport which is what I understood from your initial post.  Thanks for the reference link.

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