Cavite Governor to pump up COVID-19 mitigation measures
TRECE MARTIRES CITY, Cavite Apr. 20 (PIA) — Cavite Governor Jonvic Remulla revealed plans of expanding the province’s COVID Mitigation Infrastructure and other measures to defeat the pandemic.
Gov. Remulla announced on Friday, “We have the capacity to test less than a 1,000 a day. To defeat this, we should target 15,000 a day to be tested,” stated the Governor.
He revealed plans of expanding the COVID Mitigation Infrastructure targeting to put up 60 swab collection stations, 10 mobile colletion stations, increase the number of PCR machines from the present 3 units to 20, and hopes to secure the acceditation of the Department of Health (DOH) for the DLSD-HIS molecular testing lab that could further shorten release of test results to 24 hours or less.
He revealed developments using technology like the Cavite Health Monitoring Card with a QR code that will identify residents’ Test Status (whether tested or not, result and date of last test done); movement of the person in Cavite, and violations of quarantine rules.
Likewise, an Android/OS App that would give notifications for test results, COVID hotspots and information on areas with newly discovered COVID positive person.
These plans of the PGC are all in preparation for the partial if not full opening of the economy once the Enhanced Community Quarantine ends on April 30, 2020.
Gov. Remulla said, “If the economy opens today, experts predict a range of 1%-4% (45,000 to 180,000) will be infected in Cavite without the adequate preparations. We hope to have everything in place in the next 30 days to reduce this number significantly.” (Ruel Franciso, PIA-Cavite with report from Governor Jonvic Remulla official FB page)