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× Duque: VIPs made requests to be tested for COVID-19

MANILA, Philippines --- Some "VIPs" made direct requests to the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM) to be tested for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), Department of Health (DOH) Secretary Francisco Duque III admitted Tuesday.


"The request for testing that was happening, there were direct requests made to the RITM by the VIP, Duque said in an interview on CNN Philippines.…

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