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Davao City bound pax reminded to fill up health declaration forms

Philippine Information Agency
18 Jan 2021, 19:38 GMT+10

DAVAO CITY, Jan. 15 (PIA)- The chief of the City Tourism Office has appealed to Davao City-bound passengers to fill up their respective health declaration forms which will be used in their 14-day quarantine with the suspension of the real-time polymerase chain reaction test at the Davao International Airport.

Generose Tecson, chief of the CTO stressed arriving local passengers based in the city must report to their respective barangay governments for monitoring since a 14-day quarantine is mandatory for them.

She said health declaration forms will be given to the barangay health emergency response teams which will be responsible for the 14-day quarantine that is mandatorily required on arriving passengers who are based in Davao City.

"Arriving passengers bound to Davao City need to provide their respective health declaration forms for monitoring by the Barangay Health Emergency Response Teams who will be responsible in nursing their 14-day quarantine," she said.

Tecson said the free RT-PCR swab test is suspended temporarily as the city trains it resources to the pressing local situation where COVID-19 cases are increasing every day.

Tecson assured that the free local RT-PCR test will resume once the city gets certificate to operate the laboratories in the Davao International Airport and the Los Amigos Laboratory.

Though air travel is one of the causes in spreading the disease, she noticed that there are more cases noted locally than from the airport passengers.

Tecson also called on arriving passengers who go out to the provinces to coordinate first with their respective local government units which will fetch them at the Davao International Airport.

She said persons who can show airport authorities their respective 72-hour RT-PCR test will be prioritized to go out of the airport immediately. (PIA XI-Joey Sem G. Dalumpines)

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