7,000 OFWs complete 14-day quarantine in hotels–OWWA

Published May 13, 2020, 12:00 AM

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By MB Online

More than 7,000 overseas Filipino workers who arrived in the country have completed their 14-day quarantine, the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) said Wednesday.

“Kung bibilangin yung mga nakatapos na ng 14-day quarantine mga 7,500. So we have around 2,500 to go. Matatapos naman yan ngayong linggo,” OWWA Administrator Hans Cacdac said in an interview over DZMM Teleradyo.

Cacdac said OFWs were earlier tested for the coronavirus upon landing at the airport.

He said the repatriated workers will be screened again before they go back to their provinces.

“Mula nung April 27, mayroon na tayong PTR swab testing, bago umuwi ng kani-kanilang LGU,” Cacdac said.

“So far sa mga hotels, mga 5,000 na yung mga napa-swab natin,” he added.

The OFWs will also be given livelihood seminars by the government, Cacdac said.

Cacdac said the government has so far spent around P300 million for the quarantine expenses of the repatriated OFWs.

“Libre ang hotel, pagkain at transpo, tumataya na po sa P320 million ang nagugugol natin sa hotel expenses dahil 14 days ho iyan,” he said.