The massive swab testing targeting close contacts of COVID-19 confirmed cases, both symptomatic and asymptomatic, continues in its 3rd week in 3 separate fixed posts.
Three teams of medical technologists and other health workers from the City Health Office, Department of Health and the Integrated Provincial Health Office are deployed to collect swab samples of the close contacts of confirmed COVID-19 cases identified through contact tracing so that those who will be found positive shall be isolated and treated.
While health authorities believe this will further increase the number of COVID-19 cases in Dumaguete, but this is necessary as a strategy to eventually control the surge in COVID cases while the City Health Office along with some volunteers intensify the daily vaccination of senior citizens.