Benguet Governor Melchor Diclas urged the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging and Re-emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) to temporarily suspend the mass testing for the coronavirus disease (COVID19) in the province.
The Benguet politiko said the province’s quarantine and isolation facilities are already overwhelmed with COVID19 patients.
Diclas explained that there will be no point in the mass testing if there are no quarantine facilities for the patients.
He said the provincial government is working on the accreditation of new quarantine facilities.
Diclas also said they are talking with private educational institutions for the use of their school buildings as temporary quarantine facilities.