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Skip long lines: Joy Belmonte launches online appointment platform for COVID-19 testing

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The local government of Quezon City has launched an online appointment system for residents who want to be tested online, Mayor Joy Belmonte said.

To initiate the appointment, interested individuals should fill out the Reservation Form found here: http://bit.ly/QCfreetest

Once the form is submitted, a call further assessing the resident’s condition will be made by the community-based testing (CBT) verifier. A confirmation text will be sent notifying the resident of the schedule of his swab test.

“We have opened an online platform so our residents can come forward and report to us immediately especially if they are close contacts of COVID-positive patients or if they are experiencing any symptoms. So we can counter and contain the virus as fast as we can, and on all fronts,” Belmonte said.

Residents who will be prioritized for the swab testing are close contacts or those who were exposed to COVID-positive patients, those who are experiencing symptoms, pregnant, dialysis patients,, and those who will undergo medical operations and need COVID-19 test results.

The local government is also set to open additional testing sites to cater to the volume of residents who need to be tested. The said sites will be operational as follows: Bistekville Park 6 (District 5) on April 19; Melencio Castelo Training Center, MRB Compound (District 2), Kristong Hari, UP Campus (District 4), Mendoza Court (District 6), and Brgy. Annex Pingkian (District 6) on April 21.