PCG: 334 OFWs on 14-day quarantine in 2 hospital ships

Published April 20, 2020, 12:00 AM

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By Richa Noriega

A total of 334 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) are serving their 14-day mandatory quarantine at the quarantine ships currently docked at Pier 15, Port Area, the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) said on Monday.

PCG said in a Facebook post that the 334 overseas Filipinos are land-based and sea-based workers from Brunei, Brazil, Cayman Islands, France, Indonesia, Netherlands, Qatar, South Korea, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, United States of America, and Vietnam.

Meanwhile, over the weekend nine overseas Filipinos were turned over to Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) and their respective manning agencies, PCG added.

The Coast Guard said the first quarantine ship accommodates 271 people, while the second quarantine ship accommodates 63 people.

The Department of Transportation (DOTr), through the PCG, Philippine Ports Authority (PPA), and the Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA), ensures that overseas Filipinos remain safe and healthy while serving their mandatory quarantine, PCG said.

The 2Go ships converted into quarantine sites for returning Fiipinos became operational last April 14.

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