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Lagpas sa target! Gov’t announces capability to perform 32,100 COVID tests per day

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By Prince Golez

The Philippine government has exceeded its target of 30,000 coronavirus (Covid-19) tests a day, Malacañang announced Monday.

During the Laging Handa virtual briefing, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said that as of May 20, the country now has the daily capacity to conduct 32,100 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests.

“Naabot na po natin ang ating target na 30,000 PCR tests per day. Ang original target po ay 30,000 by May 30 pero nung Mayo 20 po e nakaabot na po tayo sa 32,100 tests per day. Nalampasan po natin ang ating target,” said Roque.

“Anim na beses na po ang inilaki ng ating testing capacity, PCR, mula 5,000 noong April 15 sa loob lamang ng isang buwan,” according to him.

The Palace official also said the country has a total of 66 accredited Covid-19 testing centers nationwide.

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