The Makati City government will provide free coronavirus disease (Covid-19) tests to qualified residents.
In a social media advisory on Monday, the city government said it will allow symptomatic residents to avail themselves of the reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction and antigen tests for Covid-19 free of charge.
Senior citizens, persons with comorbidities, indigent population, and even unvaccinated individuals who are close contacts of a Covid-19 patient are qualified for the free Covid-19 tests, citing that they are most vulnerable to contracting the dreaded infection.
“Ipapatupad ito dahil sa tumataas na demand ng libreng Covid-19 testing (This is being implemented amid the increasing demand of free Covid-19 tests),” the city’s advisory read.
The city epidemiology and surveillance unit will decide whether patients will undergo antigen or RT-PCR tests.
The city government said the antigen test kits are from the Department of Health and Abbott Laboratories Philippines.
Symptomatic residents may contact 0917-844-6997, 0917-812-1229, 0917-844-6904, (02) 8870-1442, (02) 8870-1444, (02) 8870-1447, (02) 8870-1448, or send an email via firstname.lastname@example.org.
They can also avail themselves of Makati’s e-consultation services through Facebook or Viber application.
The city reminded residents to stay home and go out only for essential travel.
Makati City is currently enforcing regulated mobility for unvaccinated individuals. (PNA)