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Driver Required To Take CBC Test At Checkpoint, Paid 300 For It

COVID-19 CHECKPOINT – A driver of human rights activist Francis Baraan IV was held at a checkpoint, required to take a CBC test, and paid P300 for it.

Amid the coronavirus quarantine, several measures were placed to avoid its spread. Among these measures were checkpoints that require travelers to fir certain criteria before passing.

However, one checkpoint in Pangasinan had an extra requirement – a CBC blood test.

A complete blood count (CBC) is a blood test used to determine a person’s overall health and could detect a wide array of disorders. However, this test does not detect COVID-19.

Driver Required To Take CBC Test Unrelated To COVID at Checkpoint
Driver Required To Take CBC Test Unrelated To COVID at Checkpoint

Following this, Francis Baraan IV on his Twitter account had yet to disclose further information about the issue but had an important query for the LGUs:

How is a 300-peso CBC test going to help solve COVID-19?

Clearly, there are several things to look out for when trying to determine whether or not a person potentially has COVID-19. But, the most effective method of doing so is through proper COVID-19 testing.

Furthermore, Baraan asked:

Will it give at least a 70% indication that one might be asymptomatic of COVID? If not, then, why is it required for people to move from one checkpoint to another?

Netizens commented that this is what happens when LGUs don’t have a clear guideline. Meanwhile, others noted that some of the LGUs might just be creating their own.

What do you think about this issue? Leave a comment below!

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