All airports in the Philippines closed as surge in returning OFWs seen

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All passenger and commercial flights from and to the Philippines have been temporarily stopped starting May 3 as a surge in returning OFWs brings quarantine capacity near breaking point.

The abrupt decision left thousands of returning OFWs furious.

In an advisory posted by the Ninoy Aquino International Airport on May 2, 11:50pm (Philippine time), the decision was made to mitigate the spready of the deadly coronavirus in the country.

“Cargo flights, medical supplies, utility and maintenance flights will remain unhampered,” the statement added.

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