Cavite Gov Remula announces plan for mass testing of target residents
TRECE MARTIRES CITY, Cavite, Apr. 20 (PIA) –Cavite Governor Jonvic Remulla in his announcement in his official Facebook Page April 18, laid out the procedures for the target testing in the province for the coming days
“Para sa mas efficient and effective ang target testing natin, eto po ang plano kung sino at kailan para sa mga susunod na araw,” said the governor.
(For the target testing to be more efficient and effective, here are the plans on whom and when the tests will be done in the coming days.)
About 80% of the total PUIs were already tested and awaits results. If tested positive then everyone in the PUIs household and all who live in the house will undergo testing.
Critical medical and frontliners, pertaining to doctors, nurses and hospital staff, quarantine personnel and testing center workers who are exposed to COVID-19 patients must all be tested.
Next on the list are the wet market food handlers, grocery, drug store, and pawnshop employees because the nature of their jobs entail movement of food and basic essentials that could easily spread the virus.
Likewise, PNP personnel who are needed to provide security, ensure peace and order, and oversee strict implementation of ECQ protocols will undergo testing.
Costs of testing for the above target residents except those who are working in private companies will be shouldered by the provincial government. If in case the said private employee target resident tested positive, then all members of his family must be tested with expenses to be paid for by the provincial government.
Residents not included in the list of target residents are assured to be tested as soon as all high risk, high contact residents are already tested.
The Governor requests everyone’s cooperation and patience saying, “Inuulit ko, don’t panic, para sa kagaangan ng inyong loob ang lahat ng dapat mai-test ay darating ang panahon.”
(Once again, don’t panic, for everyone’s peace of mind, those who need to be tested, will be tested at the right time.)
(Ruel Francisco, PIA-Cavite with report from Governor Remulla’s official FB page)