Consistent with the objective of promptly identifying all COVID-19 positive cases, the City Health Office conducts daily swab testing for all close contacts and persons with symptoms of Influenza Like Illness (ILI) in 2 different sites.
This is necessary to help authorities isolate and treat those who will be found positive of the virus, which is a strategy to contain and control the number of COVID cases and prevent more infections in the community.
Confirmed COVID positive cases are also required to undergo repeat swab tests before they are declared to have recovered from the disease and be allowed to rejoin their families and to report back to work.