By Ernie Reyes
MANILA – Senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan on Wednesday reiterated his earlier call to have a free mass testing in the wake of the ongoing upsurge of Covid-19 cases in the country.
The lawmaker believes that the spike can be a result of the national government’s decision to loosen restrictions in the past months, which resulted in increased mobility of people.
“We are now seeing another surge of the Covid-19 cases at hindi malayo na dahil ito sa mas mabilis na kumalat na Omicron variant. To better manage the spread of this variant, my position remains the same: free mass testing,” Pangilinan said.