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OFWs exempted from travel ban on new COVID-19 strain-hit countries

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OFWs exempted from travel ban on new COVID-19 strain-hit countries

 

MANILA, Philippines — Overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in countries hit by the new strain of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) will still be allowed to come home, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said Tuesday.

“They will be allowed to come home pero they have to be subjected to the 14-day quarantine. Kahit na pagdating nila, na-swab sila, negative sila, they still have to undergo the 14-day quarantine,” DOLE Secretary Silvestre Bello III said in an online press conference.

(They will be allowed to come home pero they have to be subjected to the 14-day quarantine. When they arrive here, and they get swabbed and the result is negative, they would still h…

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