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WATCH: Hundreds of returning OFWs from UAE, Saudi endure long hours at NAIA

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Jul. 16, 20 | 2:57 pm

Hundreds of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) at Terminal 1 of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport on Thursday, July 16, have endured long hours before they could disembark from aircrafts due to the number of passengers in the holding area.

Each OFW has to proceed to the holding area and undergo swab testing, as part of the mandatory protocol of the COVID-19 Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF). Then, they would be sent to a government quarantine facility while awaiting the result of the test.

Most of the OFWs who arrived today came from Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Jeddah and Malaysia.

Passengers of an Etihad flight, for example, had to wait from the time it had arrived at 2:08 pm until past 5 p.m. today before they could disembark from the aircraft. This was to prevent overcrowding in the holding areas.

Those travelling with children were prioritized and were allowed to leave the aircraft at around 4 p.m.

As of this posting, some departure areas have been utilized to expedite swab testing of arriving OFWs. This, aside from holding rooms 1 and 16 being extensively used for swab testing of arriving OFWs.

Some OFWs told The Filipino Times that they understand the preventive measures in place but suggested that more holding areas be set up for arriving overseas Filipinos.

Since the pandemic took hold, some 82,057 OFWs have so far returned to the country or repatriated, according to the Department of Foreign Affairs.

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COVID-19: Active cases in UAE down to 8,000+

COVID-19: Active cases in UAE down to 8,000+

The Ministry of Health and Protection (MoHaP) recently conducted an additional 48,000 tests that led to the discovery of 281 new cases, bringing the total number of confirmed COVID-19 patients to 56,129. For the second day in a row, MoHaP reported no new deaths from...

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