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Over 14k hotel rooms now available for OFWs headed to PH

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May. 28, 20 | 11:44 am

The Philippines’ Department of Tourism (DOT) has reported that 14,843 hotel rooms are now available for repatriated overseas Filipino workers as temporary quarantine facilities while they await the results of their COVID-19 tests.

DOT stated that 150 hotels within the Metro Manila area have been allowed by the government to operate during the Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine. In total, these hotels have a maximum capacity of 53,413 rooms, of which 72.2% (38,570) of the total number of rooms are currently occupied.\

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Reports from the Philippine News Agency further that hotels are accommodating a total of 17,479 OFWs, including 11,658 business process outsourcing (BPO) workers, 6,088 long-staying guests, 1,128 healthcare workers, 230 transit foreigners, and other front-liners.

Since the coronavirus outbreak, more than 29,000 overseas Filipinos returned to the Philippines and have undergone facility-based quarantine and testing. Of this number, 19,610 are sea-based while 9,741 are land-based.

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More OFWs are expected to arrive as the Department of Foreign Affairs continues its repatriation efforts.

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Over 14k hotel rooms now available for OFWs headed to PH

Over 14k hotel rooms now available for OFWs headed to PH

The Philippines' Department of Tourism (DOT) has reported that 14,843 hotel rooms are now available for repatriated overseas Filipino workers as temporary quarantine facilities while they await the results of their COVID-19 tests. DOT stated that 150 hotels within the...

UAE police rescue people trapped by floods in Dubai and Sharjah

UAE police rescue people trapped by floods in Dubai and Sharjah

At least 27 people have been rescued by UAE police after heavy rains caused flooding in parts of Dubai and Sharjah on Tuesday evening. Hatta Police Station rescued 20 people who were trapped inside a bus swept away by floods in Hatta Valley. Colonel Mubarak Mubarak Al...

PH to raid illegal COVID-19 clinics

PH to raid illegal COVID-19 clinics

The Philippines' Department of Justice will be working with the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) and Bureau of Immigration (BI) to locate illegal medical clinics in the country that have begun operations as makeshift treatment centres for the coronavirus disease...

Sharjah extends suspension of all social gatherings

Sharjah extends suspension of all social gatherings

Sharjah has extended the suspension of all social gatherings and celebrations in the emirate, in line with the efforts to ensure public health safety, reported Emirates News Agency-WAM. Chaired by His Highness Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Crown...

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