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July 6, 2021

Coronavirus company news summary – Free Covid-19 tests available in Taipei – Test kits provided to Taal evacuation sites

By Chloe Kent

The Taipei government is offering free Covid-19 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests at seven hospitals through online appointments. The government is hoping to curb the spread of coronavirus by offering the tests for free, with the public asked to make online appointments to get the tests to control the flow of patients and ensure social distancing.

The Phuong Trang Group (FUTA Group) in Vietnam has donated more than 50,000 Covid-19 test kits to the Lam Dong Center for Disease Control to curb the spread of Covid-19. The tests were imported from Korea and will be allocated to isolation areas and other regions.

The government of the Philippines has supplied antigen test kits to people affected by the eruption of Taal Volcano. A total of 3,430 individuals are staying at 95 evacuation centres due to the eruption. The test kits will help in preventing infections among the evacuees.

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