News OWWA appeals for understanding of OFWs in quarantine facilities

OWWA appeals for understanding of OFWs in quarantine facilities

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The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) appealed for understanding of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who are being quarantined for 14 days in facilities and are longing to go home to their loved ones.

“OWWA wishes you can go home to your families soon, but we have rules to follow to ensure the pain caused by coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) will not get into your homes,” OWWA’s statement read.

Returning OFWs are reminded by their consul generals and ambassadors of the mandatory 14 days quarantine and two negative Covid-19 swab test before being allowed to leave the facilities.

The agency is currently monitoring 100 quarantine facilities in Metro Manila and other neighboring provinces, where over 9,000 OFWs are presently housed.

OWWA confirmed that there will be a mass testing among OFWs and additional swabbing centres in the coming days.

If the swab test is negative (results are out after three to four days, the OFW will be given certificates: certificate of completion of 14-day quarantine from OWWA and certificate of negative reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction.

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