The City Health Office conducts daily swab RT-PCR test for symptomatic close contacts of confirmed COVID-19 cases and/or those exhibiting symptoms of Influenza Like Illness (ILI).
This is necessary to help authorities promptly identify, isolate and treat those who will be found positive of the virus, which is a strategy to methodically bring down the surge of COVID-19 cases.
All those who were swabbed are required to go on quarantine while waiting for the results only to be released once their negative results are received.
The City Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases vigorously applies the tried and tested strategy of comprehensive contact tracing, testing, isolation and treatment of COVID cases.