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OFW bound for Saudi stopped at NAIA after pursuing to travel despite being Covid-19 positive


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An overseas Filipino worker (OFW) bound for Saudi Arabia has been stopped by officials at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) a few minutes before she left the country 

The unnamed woman, as reported by Philippine Daily Inquirer, was Covid-19 positive. 

The Bacolod City Emergency Operations Centre Task Force (EOC-TF) traced the OFW boarded a plane from Bacolod to Manila for a scheduled flight later that day to Saudi Arabia. 

The woman, according to the same report has been swabbed four times and tested negative for the virus. 

However, she tested positive for Covid-19. 

Despite learning that she is positive for Covid-19 on October 1, she still flew to Manila and pursued her travel to Damman. 

The Inter-Agency Task Force Visayas coordinated with the national Inter-Agency Task Force against Covid-19 to trace the OFW. 

The woman surrendered to the authorities and is now being quarantined in a facility in Manila.

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