22 more OFWs arrive in CDO, go straight to city’s isolation units


More overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) repatriated due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic arrived in Cagayan de Oro City on Tuesday, May 19.


In a joint effort by the national and local government under a repatriation program, 22 Kagay-anon workers safely arrived and will be sent straight to the city government’s isolation facilities for a 2-week quarantine.

The local government will provide all the necessities, including food, medical services, and psychosocial interventions, through daily structured activities, for the returning OFWs.

Taking care of them are members of the humanitarian assistance, health, and logistics clusters of the city government’s Emergency Operations Center in coordination with the Department of Interior and Local Government, Overseas Workers’ Welfare Administration, Philippine National Police-Maritime Command, and the Philippine Coast Guard among others.

Meanwhile, family members of the returning workers have received an orientation to help them understand the 14-day quarantine measures, as well as know their responsibilities.

So far, more than 100 people have undergone the two-week quarantine in the isolation facilities prepared by the city government.

The isolation units have a 358 bed-capacity and are manned by 45 frontliners, including nurses, kitchen staff, security personnel, and camp managers.


—(Source: CDO City Information Office)