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Rappler's latest stories on mass testing


Where are the promised 30,000 tests a day? The government's moving targets

Jun 01, 2020 - 4:20 PM

While cases continue to increase and lockdown restrictions ease across the country, the government again pushes back testing targets

MEGA SWABBING CENTER. Health workers at the mega swabbing tent at the Philippine Sports Stadium, Philippine Arena in Bulacan on Wednesday, May 20, 2020. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

PH aims to test 20,000 per day by April 27

Apr 07, 2020 - 2:44 PM

Still, testing will be limited to patients under investigation and persons under monitoring

SCREEN PATIENTS. To protect themselves from COVID-19, nurses from the UP Health Service in Diliman, Quezon City, put sheets of plastic as a divider between them and patients. Photo by KD Madrilejos/Rappler

Galvez: 15 to 20-day extension of Luzon lockdown being studied

Apr 04, 2020 - 7:46 PM

It would be ‘premature to make an announcement,’ but an extended lockdown is a ‘big possibility,’ says the chief implementer of government plans in quelling the pandemic

LOCKDOWN. Eerie silence in the usually bustling streets of Quiapo in Manila as the metropolis and all of Luzon island remained on lockdown on March 20, 2020. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

National quarantine centers ready in 10 days – Galvez

Apr 03, 2020 - 10:54 PM

Stadiums and convention halls are being converted into quarantine facilities, and the first one may be ready by April 6, says NTF COVID-19 chief implementer Carlito Galvez Jr

NATIONAL QUARANTINE. Workers constructing quarantine facilities at the Rizal Memorial Sports Complex on April 3, 2020. Photo from the NTF COVID-19/Facebook

[ANALYSIS] Coronavirus lessons from Japan, South Korea, and Vietnam

Mar 27, 2020 - 6:00 PM

If we were to seriously learn lessons from other countries' experiences, then President Duterte needs to shift his mindset

#MassTestingNow: Online petition calls for urgent action on PH coronavirus outbreak

Mar 22, 2020 - 3:25 PM

Among the demands listed in the petition is the distribution of essentials and vitamins to barangays and the conversion of public spaces into temporary quarantine and health centers