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FINALLY GOING HOME: 99 OFWS COMPLETE QUARANTINE
By: Mylen Manto | Published Wednesday, May 13, 2020
Repatriated Cebuano seafarers who safely completed their mandatory quarantine finally went to their hometowns. (Donald Moga)

Some 99 repatriated Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) can now see and hug their respective families after they completed their 14-day mandatory quarantine. 

They are among the 206 Cebuano seafarers that arrived in Cebu Port from Manila on April 28. 

Their respective local government units (LGUs) fetched them from the quarantine facilities in Cebu City and they will be subjected to the LGUs' health protocols when they get home.

“Gi-establish na nato ang protocol ana. At least nakapangandam ang mga LGU,” said Governor Gwendolyn Garcia on Wednesday, May 13, during her daily report over Sugbo News Facebook page.

Integrated Provincial Health Office (IPHO) Chief Dr. Cristina Gianggo said seven OFWs who tested positive in the swab tests conducted remain in isolation. They were given Vitamin C to boost their immune system.

Meanwhile, the Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center (VSMMC), a sub-national laboratory for COVID-19, tested 264 swabs today, 20 of which came out positive while 244 were negative.

Of the 20, three are from Cebu Province - two from Talisay City and one from Minglanilla, and 15 from Cebu City. There were two positive results from Mandaue City in today’s report but these are not new patients, as these were results of re-tests. (Mylen Manto)