With the Philippine government easing COVID-19 restrictions and as the economy re-opens, people are on the move. As seen in other countries, the increase in human mobility co-equates with high infection rates. It is also worthy to note that election activities in recent weeks may fuel the surge of infection by May according to major think tanks.
The AmCham Philippines recognizes the importance of prioritizing the health and safety of employees for a more efficient workplace and ultimately a healthy economy. The chamber supports the installation of proper protocols to ensure employees of a safe working environment. These protocols include constant monitoring and testing of employees in the workplace or at home.
Abbott's Panbio self-testing technology was approved by the Philippine Food and Drug Administration. The Panbio is considered the most efficient and accurate self-administered testing kit for COVID-19 present in the market today. With this, the chamber is organizing a technology briefing session with Abbott Laboratories.
Ms. Paula Melendres, Regional Business Manager APAC will discuss the value of testing to secure a healthy and how companies can avail of the extra protection self-testing can give as people return to work.
Key Discussion Points:
- COVID-19 situation and projections in the Philippines.
- Tools for preventing an outbreak.
- Return to Work: Employee Health and Safety
- Importance of Testing to curb COVID-19 transmission.
- New and efficient antigen testing technologies.