57 stranded OFWs return home to Misamis Oriental

By Cris Diaz, Mindanao Daily News Online
May 28, 2020


MISAMIS Oriental--The provincial government of Misamis Oriental extended assistance to 57 returning Overseas Foreign Workers (OFW) who arrived here a few days ago after being lockdown in Manila in 40-day.

Provincial governor Yevgeny Vincente Emano said that the Provincial Inter-Agency Task Force and the Disaster Risk Reduction Management extended the necessary protocol in the prevention of the COVID-19 virus to the returning OFWs.

He said that 35 OFWs or Locally Stranded Individuals (LSIs) arrived on a “sweeper flight” in May 25 while 22 other OFWs arrived in the port of Cagayan de Oro on a “sweeper trip” May 26.

The OFWs were escorted to the Barangay Isolation Unit in their respective towns where they will undergo a 14-day quarantine period under the supervision of the inter-agency task force, Dr. Jerie Calingasan, head of the provincial task force, said.

An OFW identified only as “Teresa” said that she is relieved and happy to be home after a month of uncertainty while being on a lockdown in Manila.

“I never would care being quarantined for as long as I am near my family unlike being caught in a lockdown with a mixture of fear, anxiety and psychological stress being away from the family,” Teresa said.



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