Pampanga Gov. Dennis “Delta” Pineda announced that villages in the province would undergo random house-to-house Covid-19 surveys and mass testing as the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) neared its May 15 end.

The surveys and mass testing would be conducted by the Philippine Survey and Research Center, results of which would be used to assess the province’s readiness to transition from ECQ to general community quarantine (GCQ).

“Kung kayo po ay mapipili sa survey, makinig at tumugon lamang po sa iilang katanungan ng survey team at sundan lamang po ang instruction sa pagkuha ng samples para sa mass testing,” Pineda’s announcement on Facebook read.

The province hosts the Jose B. Lingad Memorial Regional Hospital, whose mass testing lab is being used by other provinces in Region 3.

Pampanga has recorded 74 confirmed Covid-19 cases, with nine deaths. John Ezekiel J. Hirro