New Lab Scales up Philippines' COVID-19 Testing Capacity

Video | 18 May 2020

A new laboratory, set up with ADB support and located north of the Philippines' capital city of Manila, will significantly increase the country’s testing capacity for the COVID-19 disease by 3,000 tests a day.

The Pandemic Sub-National Reference Laboratory at the Jose B. Lingad Memorial Regional Hospital in San Fernando City is funded by a $3 million grant from ADB’s Asia Pacific Disaster Response Fund, which was approved in March 2020.