The Quezon City government has opened two satellite contact tracing offices to strengthen efforts to detect and stop the spread of COVID-19 in its communities.
The local government unit said it has established satellite contact tracing offices in Districts 3 and 6 to intensify the monitoring of suspected, probable and confirmed coronavirus cases in barangays. Four more satellite offices will be set up in the remaining districts in the coming days.
In addition, Quezon City also formed 90 teams of field and phone contact tracers, on top of the 300 barangay contact tracers and 30 personnel from the Philippine National Police.
Mayor Joy Belmonte said, “Our goal is to stop the virus right in its tracks. We continuously modify and improve our strategies to make sure we slow the virus transmission within the city.”
The city government now has around 600 contact tracers and 30 service vehicles specifically dedicated for contact tracing.