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Marcy Teodoro assures rapid testing in evacuation centers after evacuee tests positive for COVID-19

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Marikina Mayor Marcy Teodoro has announced the conduct of rapid testing in all evacuation centers in the city after one evacuee tested positive for COVID-19.

Teodoro confirmed a 68-year-old man staying at Barangay Barangka Elementary School tested positive for COVID-19, based on results of an RT-PCR test.

He said five of the man’s relatives were tested for COVID-19 and got negative results.

“Gagawin natin itong [rapid testing] sa lahat ng evacuation center natin simultaneously at on a regular basis,” Teodoro said, adding that the city government has ordered additional rapid test kits.

The mayor said the man who tested positive for COVID-19 has already been quarantined at the Marikina Hotel and is receiving medical treatment.