SM Supermalls helps with Covid-19 testing
What: the opening of a drive-through saliva RT-PCR testing collection sites in SM Megamall and SM Mall of Asia, since 2 February 2021
Why is it important: give more Filipinos easier access to non-invasive, faster and cheaper, tests for Covid-19.
SM Supermalls (SCMC) has partnered with the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) to launch drive-through Covid-19 saliva-based testing at SM Megamall in Mandaluyong City and SM Mall of Asia in Pasay City. These test stations are being settled in two of the most easily accessible malls in Metro Manila and the two testing centres will be open from 9 am to 5 pm. Appointments must be scheduled online at book.redcross.org.ph.
The drive-through setup is a safer option as it doesn’t require motorists to leave their vehicles for personnel to collect saliva samples for RT-PCR testing. “This is all part of SM’s Safe Malling drive where we want to keep all our customers safe, healthy and provide convenient ways to do so,” SM Supermalls Steven Tan said.