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Biñan explains why re-swab no longer required for COVID patients

Feb 1, 2022 @ 10:59

Biñan City wants to make it clear to COVID-19 patients who have completed their isolation why they no longer have to take another swab test.

In a Facebook post, the Biñan City Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit said those who are done with isolation and no longer have symptoms are considered clinically recovered.

RT-PCR tests, which are used to detect the coronavirus, could also detect small parts of the dead virus in a patient, it said.

“Maaari silang magpositibo muli sa RT-PCR, ngunit hindi ibig sabihin nito ay nagdadala pa sila ng nakakahawang virus,” it said.

This is based on science and is also why the World Health Organization does not recommend a repeat of the swab test, it said.

The Department of Health also has the same rule.

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