GOVERNMENT workers who are in the frontline in the battle against coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in Masantol town are set to undergo rapid testing.
Mayor Danilo Guintu said he purchased an initial 50 rapid testing kits which will be used for health care and other essential workers in the local government, as well as some policemen.
“Testing is also protecting our frontliners. If they get tested immediately, we can immediately attend to their healthcare needs, and safeguard their families and other people they interact with from being infected too,” he said.
The mayor added that the program is still part of the precautionary measures implemented by the local government to ensure that the municipality will remain Covid-19 free.
“In somebody tests positive, we can immediately isolate them and prevent the spread of disease in the community,” he said.
He added that the local government’s isolation facility is set to accommodate any individual who might test positive for the rapid test while confirmatory test from the Department of Health is pending.