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Surveillance Task Force to Identify High-Risk Barangays

LGUs should identify the areas in the cities/municipalities that are still have a high risk of spreading COVID-19 to help them contain the virus.

Rural health units (RHUs) will determine the first five high-risk barangays using a prevalence survey.

The survey will be based on the land area and poverty incidence in the barangay.

Suspect and confirmed cases from these high-risk barangays will be first to undergo an antibody testing.

Once positive, these cases shall be referred to a private medical facility to undergo PCR testing. Those who test negative will go through another round of testing after 14 days.

Antibody tests will be administered for free, while PCR tests will be shouldered by PhilHealth.


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