Philippine Arena in Bulacan, the world’s largest indoor arena, has started it’s operations as a mega swabbing center and its surrounding estate was turned into quarantine facilities.
The Philippine Arena swabbing facility has 96 booths with a capacity of conducting 1,500 tests a day and is manned by the Bureau of Fire Protection while the Philippine Red Cross laboratory in Mandaluyong is tasked to test the samples collected.
The facility prioritizes returning Overseas Filipino Workers, frontliners, and other suspected and probable cases.
The Philippine Arena (Northern sector) is one of the mega swabbing facilities set up by the government. Palacio de Maynila on Roxas Boulevard (Western sector), Enderun Tent in Taguig City (Eastern sector), and the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City (Southern sector) had earlier started operations.
Together, the four mega swabbing centers gives the government the capacity of conducting around 5,000 tests a day.