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All SMBA workers negative

Jonas Reyes

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SUBIC BAY — All 910 workers, mostly frontliners, have tested negative, according to Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) chairman and administrator Wilma Eisma.

The workers took the Rapid Antibody Testing on Saturday at the Subic badminton court.

“They have been working with all these health hazards for almost three months now and still face a few more weeks of risks, so we are glad that they can continue their work with confidence that they have remained clean,” Eisma said.

She added that she wants to make sure that the people who are running the agency are all COVID-19-free.

Eisma said that those who were tested were made up of health workers, police and security personnel, firemen and sanitation technicians, maintenance workers and administrative employees.
SBMA employees with health risks and comorbidities also received priority in testing, she added.

While rapid testing is not a requirement for returning workers in the Subic Bay Freeport, Eisma says it boosted the agency’s “Detect, Isolate and Treat” program against Covid-19.

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