Gov’t eyes testing of up to 3.3 million Filipinos for COVID-19 by Sept.

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MANILA, Philippines — The government is eyeing to test up to 3.3 million people nationwide for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) by September, President Rodrigo Duterte said in his budget message to Congress.

According to Duterte, the government wants to test 2 to 3 percent of the country’s 110 million total population.

“Sustaining the positive impact of this pandemic response, through the Universal Health Care Act, the government aims to test 2-3 percent of the population or 2.2 million to 3.3 million individuals by September this year,” the President said in his budget message to Congress.

“We need to be relentless in our pursuit of putting an end to the pandemic in the cou…

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