BACOLOD

Swab testing for transport group, BTAO postponed

THE surveillance testing for the transport group and members of the Bacolod Traffic Authority Office (BTAO) in Bacolod City will not push through on Saturday, December 5, 2020.

This was stressed by Executive Assistant Ernie Pineda, cluster head for markets and Bacolod Quick Response Team, on Friday after they were informed that they do not have enough kits for the conduct of swab tests.

“ We will set another schedule for our transport group and the members of BTAO and we will announce it soon,” Pineda said.

He said they are still preparing all the equipment for the conduct of surveillance testing to be held at the Bacolod Respiratory Outpatient Center at the Bacolod Arts, Youth and Sports Center.

Last week, about 548 persons joined the surveillance testing and only four of them yielded positive results, which indicates a 0.6-percent positivity rate.

Those positive included two policemen and two drivers of food delivery services in Bacolod City.

On November 29, about 467 food delivery drivers and policemen joined the surveillance testing and another 81 food delivery drivers also underwent RT-PCR test on November 28.

Those who tested positive for the virus were already extracted and transferred to the city’s quarantine facility.

The city’s Emergency Operations Center also conducted contact tracing to locate those who have had close contacts with coronavirus-positive patients.


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