Home quarantine for repatriated Antique OFWs, LSIs starting today

first_imgThe kits will be used by their respective municipal health offices to test OFWs, LSIs and constituents. A total of 1,625 LSIs, particularly sugar migrants, and 188 OFWs have returned in this province after being stranded in different parts of the country due to travel restrictions imposed to curb the spread of COVID-19.Each municipality in this province has one virus quarantine facility.Cadiao, meanwhile, distributed 50 rapid diagnostic test kits each to all the mayors after the meeting. “We have purchased P15 million worth of test kits,” the governor stressed. This was announced by Gov. Rhodora Cadiao during a meeting with the League of Municipalities in the Philippines-Antique chapter and the Antique Inter-Agency Task force on COVID-19 at the Binirayan Gymnasium here on May 29.  The repatriates, however, should prove first that they do not exhibit signs and symptoms of the virus such as fever and dry cough before they will be allowed to do so. Another batch of Antiqueño overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) return home on May 31 after being stranded in Metro Manila due to travel restrictions imposed to suppress the spread of coronavirus disease 2019. Gov. Rhodora Cadiao said OFWs and locally stranded individuals are allowed to finish their mandatory 14-day isolation in their homes starting today if they do not show symptoms of the virus. PDRRMO-ANTIQUEcenter_img “The Barangay Health Emergency Response Team (BHERT) would also monitor them daily,” he added. Provincial health officer Dr. Leoncio Abiera, for his part, said those who will undergo home quarantine should make sure that they stay inside their rooms to avoid spreading COVID-19 to their family members. SAN JOSE, Antique – Antiqueño overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) and locally stranded individuals (LSIs) who were repatriated and are currently undergoing mandatory 14-day isolation at coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) quarantine centers in their respective towns would be allowed to complete their isolation in their own houses starting today. She added that the fund for the purchase of the test kits was taken from the Bayanihan Grant provided by the national government.(With a report from PNA/PN)last_img

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