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By: Mylen Manto | Published Saturday, May 09, 2020
Some 43 more OFWs from Manila arrive at the Mactan Cebu International Airport on Friday, May 8. They are sent to a quarantine facility in Cebu City for the mandatory 14-day quarantine and will be subjected to a swab test before going to their hometowns. (Lito Tecson)

Another batch of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) arrived in Cebu on Friday, May 8 from Manila.

In her daily Facebook livestream report, Governor Gwendolyn Garcia said 43 OFWs onboard a Cebu Pacific flight landed around 11:30 a.m. at the Mactan Cebu International Airport (MCIA).

This is the second batch of OFWs that arrived in Cebu. In the first batch, over 200 repatriated seafarers onboard a 2Go ship docked at Pier 5 of the Cebu port on April 28.

Like the previous batch, the 43 OFWs already underwent a 14-day quarantine in Manila and yielded negative in the swab tests conducted. 

However, as protocol in Cebu, they will still be placed under mandatory quarantine in a hotel in Cebu City and will undergo another swab test to ensure they are free from the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) when they return to their respective hometowns.

“Nagpasalamat ko nga gisunod gyud ang gihangyo nato nga protocol, nga gi-subject usa sila’g swab test sa Manila. Kini sila negative ang result. Pag abot dinhi gi-diretso sila og quarantine and check-in sa hotel,” Garcia said.

It has yet to determine how many of these OFWs are residents of Cebu Province, Lapu-Lapu City, and Cebu City. (Mylen Manto)