, Manila, October 23. On October 22, local time, the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) announced that due to the Philippine Red Cross’s suspension of new crown virus testing, the number of daily inbound passengers allowed on international flights at the airport has increased from 3000 Reduced to two thousand five people.

  The Philippine Red Cross, which undertakes 25% of the country’s COVID-19 testing work, suspended the testing work last week because the Philippine Health Insurance Company (Phil Health) defaulted on its debt of 931 million pesos.

On August 23, at KULTURA, a famous national gift shop in the Makati business district in the CBD, the capital of Manila, salespersons wore masks and face masks to sell jewelry to customers.

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  Manila Airport announced that in accordance with the Philippine anti-epidemic regulations, all passengers arriving on international flights must undergo a nucleic acid (RT-PCR) test after arriving at Manila International Airport, even if the test result is negative before boarding.

  The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG), which is responsible for collecting nucleic acid testing samples of inbound passengers, previously announced that it would manually code the samples from October 15 and send them to the laboratory for testing.

PCG has deployed more frontline personnel to work at the one-stop sample collection point at Manila International Airport.

  According to the latest announcement by PCG, passengers entering the Philippines can choose institutions with different prices and speeds for testing at one-stop service points.

On August 22, at Landmak Mall in Makati, CBD, Manila, security guards took the temperature of customers wearing masks.

The inter-agency working group on the management of emerging infectious diseases in the Philippines requires that people wear face masks in public transportation, workplaces, and all enclosed places.

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  Among them, private laboratories provide test results in 12 hours, 1 day, and 2 days, with prices of 10,000 pesos, 7,000 pesos and 4,000 pesos respectively.

  The Red Cross is expected to detect the results within two to three days. Overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) will pay 3,500 pesos, and non-OFWs will pay 4,000 pesos.

  The government laboratories provide free testing, and test results can be obtained within five days at the earliest.

  The Philippine Quarantine Bureau will issue an entry quarantine certificate based on the test results.