COVID-19 testing now cheaper for Makati residents, businesses

MANILA, Philippines — Testing for coronavirus through getting swab samples — considered as the gold standard of COVID-19 tests — will now be cheaper for Makati residents and business establishments, the city government said on Thursday.

Makati Mayor Abby Binay said that the RT-PCR tests (reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction) would now be priced at P2,950, instead of the usual pricing that goes between P4,500 to over P8,000 at some private clinics and hospitals in Metro Manila.

According to Binay, the city has partnered with public hospitals and private testing laboratories to allow more residents to avail of quick testing for COVID-19.

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