Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Almost 300 more OFWs return home

NEARLY 300 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) were repatriated Friday night, May 29, according to the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE).

In a statement, DOLE Undersecretary Claro Arellano 210 came from the Middle East, 54 from Asia, and 32 from Europe and Americas.

Arellano also said 264 of the returning OFWs are land-based workers, while 32 are sea-based workers.

"Philippine Overseas Labor Offices are continuing to facilitate the immediate repatriation of the stranded OFWs from various host countries affected by displacement and lockdowns due to the Covid-19 pandemic," said Arellano.

He said the returning workers were provided airport assistance by the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration and subjected to quarantine and Covid-19 testing protocols.

Under existing guidelines, all returning OFWs are required to undergo a 14-day quarantine in a government-designated facility and should test negative for the novel coronavirus, or Sars-CoV-2, before they would be allowed to return home. (HDT/SunStar Philippines)


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