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All 91 PLGU employees tested negative for Covid-19 virus

Updated: Feb 23, 2021

Tabuk City, Kalinga – The result of the RT-PCR test conducted to employees of the Provincial Local Government on Friday came out all negative today, according to PIO Kalinga.

Last week, 91 PLGU employees availed of the test in support to the Aggressive Community Testing (ACT) intended for Tabuk City.

In a report by the PIO, it said there are more employees who were not swab tested as the time given for the ACT conducted at the Provincial Risk Reduction and Management Office was limited. With this, the PLGU team according to PHRMO Grace Flores requested another schedule to perform testing to another batch of employees to accommodate those who was not able to avail of the test.

According to Flores, the test is now a ‘medical necessity’ and is highly encouraged. This is to ensure that they are free of the virus while performing their duties and responsibilities.

"This test is able to detect a COVID 19 infection even before we become infectious. Through this, we will be able to prevent the transmission of the virus to our family members, our colleagues, friends, and the community. Good health and good sense are two of life's greatest blessings. As public servants, we should be sensible to support this call," the PHRM officer said.

Those who will be tested, she said will undergo home quarantine while waiting for the results and will be paid despite absence from work.

Flores is encouraging employees not to panic and not to fear the results saying, "If we remain positive in availing the test, I have strong faith that all of us will yield negative results."

PIO said that case investigation forms are to be distributed to different offices today.

Trained swabbers from the PNP will perform the procedure during the testing while BCDA take charge of the provision of materials needed for the test.

The testing will start at 8:00 AM on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at the PDRRMO / Provincial Evacuation Center, Capitol Hills, Bulanao, Tabuk City.



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