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Globe starts rapid COVID-19 testing for employees

Ayala-led Globe Telecom Inc. has started testing its employees for coronavirus in an effort to contain the spread of the virus and ensure the safety of its workforce and stakeholders.

Ayala-led Globe Telecom Inc. has started testing its employees for coronavirus in an effort to contain the spread of the virus and ensure the safety of its workforce and stakeholders.

At least 15 percent of its over 8,000 employees have been working on the frontline as critical skeletal force since the beginning of the community quarantine in mid-March. An additional 5 percent are returning to their posts once Globe reopens some of its stores.

Globe is working closely with Ayala Healthcare Holdings in screening its own employees and those of its service contractors.

The test kits, which passed the high standards set by AC Health, use a person’s blood sample to measure antibodies which are the body’s response in fighting an infection. Results can be released in just 30 minutes.

Aside from rapid testing, Globe will continue to observe strict health protocols as mandated by government guidelines upon those who are returning to work.

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