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A new laboratory set up with ADB support will significantly increase the Philippines' testing capacity for the COVID-19 disease by 3,000 tests a day.
ADB's food distribution program for Metro Manila and nearby areas reaches more than 100,000 needy households. affected by community quarantine due to COVID-19.
ADB has approved a $1.5 billion loan to help the Philippine government fund its novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) response program and strengthen the country’s health care system in its fight against the pandemic.
The loan is part of ADB’s comprehensive support to the Philippines to mitigate the damaging effects of the pandemic on the economy and well-being of Filipinos.