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Lucio Tan donates Batangas COVID-19 lab

The group of tycoon Lucio Tan is donating a bio-molecular laboratory to the Philippine Red Cross with its own automated ribonucleic acid (RNA) extraction and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) machines in Batangas City to boost the country’s defenses against the coronavirus (COVID-19).

LT Group president and chief operating officer (COO) Michael Tan said on Saturday that aside from augmenting the country’s COVID-19 testing capacity with 4,000 tests daily, the upcoming lab aims to quickly identify, isolate and treat COVID-19-positive patients.