Over 600 repatriated Filipinos from Barbados, UAE back in PH – DFA

Robie de Guzman

MANILA, Philippines – A total of 667 overseas Filipino workers (OFW) who were repatriated from Barbados and United Arab Emirates (UAE) have arrived in the country, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said.

In a statement, the DFA said the repatriates landed at the Clark International Airport in Pampanga on Monday via two separate flights.

The repatriates were subjected to testing for novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) upon their arrival and were briefed on protocols before they were transported to their designated quarantine facilities, the department added.

The DFA earlier reported that a total of 51,113 OFWs have been repatriated since February 2020 amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The DFA, together with its Philippine embassies and consulates around the world, continues to work with the various national agencies in assisting our Filipinos around the world in the midst of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis,” it said.

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