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Locsin wants travel to Hong Kong for OFWs lifted

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Feb. 16, 20 | 5:08 pm

Foreign Affairs Secretary Teddy Boy Locsin revealed that he wants to lift the ban for overseas Filipino workers bound for Hong Kong amid the new coronavirus threat.

In a tweet on Saturday, Locsin believes that the Hong Kong government is capable of dealing with the situation.

RELATED STORY: OFW group urges PH Gov’t to lift travel ban on Hong Kong

“Time to allow our domestic workers to return to their employers in Hong Kong. Eagerly awaited,” Locsin said in a tweet while sharing South China Morning Post’s report about Hong Kong having no new confirmed cases of COVID-19.

“HK has better facilities to contain virus. I promised that in 2 weeks we will reconsider,” he added.

The Philippine Consulate in Hong Kong welcomes Locsin’s pronouncements because hundreds of thousands of OFWs are in Hong Kong.

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“Foreign Affairs Secretary Locsin is very supportive of the Filipino community’s call to lift the ban. We continue to give him the latest info specially the strong government measures in place in Hong Kong to fight COVID-19. The Consulate has consistently reported that HK has the experience, expertise and the institutions to contain the disease,” Hong Kong Consul General Raly Tejada said.

Hong Kong along with Macau and China were part of the travel ban imposed by the Philippine government to contain the spread of the new coronavirus.

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UAE Ministry of Health confirms new COVID-19 death

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The UAE has recorded another coronavirus disease patient death bringing the total number of deceased to six, the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) announced Tuesday night. The deceased was identified as a 67-year-old Asian national, who had chronic...

Filipino among new confirmed COVID-19 cases in UAE

Filipino among new confirmed COVID-19 cases in UAE

A Filipino is among the 53 new cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the UAE, according to the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) on Tuesday. No other details were given about the Filipino patient. The total number of COVID-19 cases in the country...

UAE registers 53 new COVID-19 cases, 1 death

UAE registers 53 new COVID-19 cases, 1 death

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83-year-old woman oldest COVID-19 patient to recover in PH

83-year-old woman oldest COVID-19 patient to recover in PH

An 83-year-old woman from Sta. Rosa, Laguna is the oldest person so far to have recovered from coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the Philippines. In a report by GMA’s 24 Oras, it said that this woman was Sta. Rosa’s Patient 3. When she was interviewed, Patient 3 urged...

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