Philippines: Valenzuela city begins mass localised testing

There is a growing demand in the Philippines for wide-scale COVID-19 testing.

The government says a testing programme could take weeks to set up because resources are stretched.

But one city north of the capital, Manila, is going ahead with its own tests to flatten the curve of the coronavirus pandemic.

Al Jazeera’s Jamela Alindogan reports.

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