Mayor Isko Moreno requires COVID testing for evacuees with symptoms

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They’re hitting two birds with one stone in Manila’s evacuation sites.

Mayor Isko Moreno has a new rule for typhoon evacuees amid the COVID-19 crisis.

The politiko will require the Manila Health Department to subject residents seeking shelter at the R. Almario Elementary School and Smokey Mountain to undergo swab tests if they are exhibiting flu-like symptoms.

To him, it’s a way to prevent an outbreak among communities seeking cover amid the storm.

“Naka-stand by lang po ang mga medical team ng MHD para dalhin ang mga symptomatic na evacuee sa Delpan para ipa-swab. Mananatili naman po sila sa Tondo Quarantine Facility habang hinihintay ang kanilkang mga resulta,” the politiko added.