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× DOH won’t test patients based on request during expanded COVID-19 detection

MANILA, Philippines --- The Department of Health (DOH) will not conduct COVID-19 testing based on the patients' request even as it enforces its "expanded" testing for the respiratory illness next week.

In a virtual press briefing Wednesday, Dr. Beverly Ho, Special Assistant to Health Secretary Francisco Duque III, explained that the "mass testing" the agency is going to start off does not mean the…