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Small firms can’t afford testing, PCCI says

The Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) said the government must help the private sector cover the costs of testing for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), which it said was unaffordable for micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises (MSME). PCCI President Benedicto Yujuico said that only large corporations can afford employee testing. Marikina Rep. and Co-chair of the House Economic Stimulus Cluster Stella Luz Quimbo said in the same online meeting that businesses need masks, disinfectants, and other protective measures.