• Melo Acuna

More workers return home

Repatriated Filipinos now over 29,000

MANILA – Workers from Nasser S. Al Hajri Corporation in Damman, Saudia Arabia returned to the Philippines today through the assistance of the Department of Foreign Affairs. The Philippine Air Lines flight PR 683 with 352 Filipinos reached Manila today.

In a statement, the DFA said with the latest arrivals, the repatriated OFWs breached the 29,000 mark.

At the Ninoy Aquino International Airport has a One Stop Shop to check on arriving Filipinos. The said facility’s under the Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID).

Upon arrival at NAIA Terminal 2, the repatriates underwent thorough documentation and briefing on the current safety protocols from the IATF-EID and the RT-PCR-COVID-19 testing. They will temporarily be billeted at the Bureau of Quarantine-approved facilities for their mandatory quarantine while waiting for their screening.

The repatriates, working on several projects, have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic as a number of business establishments or companies have stopped operations. Melo M. Acuña)

Officials from the DFA, Bureau of Quarantine and other agencies attend to the latest arrivals from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. (DFA OUMWA Photos)

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