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Sana all! Isko Moreno vows free RT-PCR tests for vendors, PUV drivers

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Manila Mayor Isko Moreno has vowed to prioritize vendors for free RT-PCR tests when the second testing laboratory at the Sta. Ana Hospital starts operations.

Moreno told a radio station on Tuesday, September 15, that he has already ordered the Manila Health Department to facilitate the RT-PCR tests to ensure the safety of vendors and shoppers.

“Sa ayaw at gusto natin, pupuntahan talaga ang mga palengke kung bibili sila ng pagkain kaya bibigyan natin ng kapanatagan ang tao, ang manininda at ‘yung mga mamimili,” he said.

The local government earlier provided market vendors with face masks and face shields to protect themselves against COVID-19.

Moreno said drivers of jeepneys, tricycles and pedicabs can avail themselves of the free RT-PCR tests, which is considered the gold standard in COVID-19 testing.