outbrain
Close  

DFA: Over 51,000 overseas Filipinos return home amid COVID-19 pandemic

By: - Reporter / @DYGalvezINQ
/ 01:30 PM June 23, 2020
The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Monday cautioned the public anew against carrying animal or livestock products to South Korea.

 (INQUIRER PHOTO / GRIG C. MONTEGRANDE)

MANILA, Philippines — Over 51,000 overseas -based Filipinos have been brought home amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said a total of 51,113 OFWs have been repatriated since February 2020.

More than half or 29,302 of the returning OFWs are sea-based workers while the rest (more than 21,000 or 42% )are land-based.

ADVERTISEMENT

“The most recent repatriates arrived from Japan, Norway, Oman, Saudi Arabia, UAE, USA, and Vietnam,” the DFA said in a post on Monday.

FEATURED STORIES

View this post on Instagram

DFA Brings Home Over 51,000 Overseas Filipinos Since the Onset of COVID-19 Pandemic The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has brought home a total of 51,113 Overseas Filipinos (OFs) since it began repatriating Filipinos affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in February 2020. Of this number, 57.33 percent (29,302 OFs) are sea-based and 42.67 percent (21,811 OFs) are land-based, with the most recent repatriates arriving from Japan, Norway, Oman, Saudi Arabia, UAE, USA, and Vietnam yesterday. This week, the DFA chartered four flights carrying 1,464 OFs from Lebanon, UAE, Saudi Arabia, and Macau SAR. Meanwhile, a total of 30 stranded OFs from India and Sri Lanka returned home safely on board BRP Davao Del Sur on 12 June 2020 through the DFA's assistance. Foreign Affairs Undersecretary for Civilian Security and Consular Concerns Atty. Brigido J. Dulay attended the arrival ceremony on 16 June 2020. The DFA, together with its Philippine embassies and consulates around the world, remains fully committed to bringing home our nationals abroad amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

A post shared by DFA Philippines (@dfaphl) on

The foreign affairs department has chartered four flights this week for  1,464 OFWs from Saudi Arabia and Macau.

Meanwhile, 30 stranded Filipino migrant workers from India and Sri Lanka returned to the Philippines on board BRP Davao del Sur last Friday, the DFA said.

“The DFA, together with its Philippine embassies and consulates around the world, remains fully committed to bringing home our nationals abroad amid the COVID-19 pandemic,” it said.

ADVERTISEMENT

All returning Filipino migrant workers are required to undergo a 14-day quarantine in government isolation facilities or hotels accredited by the Bureau of Quarantine (BOQ). #

gsg

For more news about the novel coronavirus click here.
What you need to know about Coronavirus.
For more information on COVID-19, call the DOH Hotline: (02) 86517800 local 1149/1150.

The Inquirer Foundation supports our healthcare frontliners and is still accepting cash donations to be deposited at Banco de Oro (BDO) current account #007960018860 or donate through PayMaya using this link .

Read Next
EDITORS' PICK
MOST READ
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: 000, 51, COVID-19, DFA, ofws
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.


© Copyright 1997-2020 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.