HEALTH WORKERS. A health worker extracts the Moderna coronavirus vaccine from a vial as other staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines Health Service Command look on during the launching of the fourth National Vaccination Days at the Philippine Medical Association (PMA) Auditorium on Thursday (March 10, 2022). The government is targeting to administer 1.8 million doses of the Covid-19 vaccine during the inoculation drive from March 10 to 12. (MNS photo)

MANILA, Mar 11 (Mabuhay) –The number of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in Hong Kong who contracted COVID-19 has increased to 195, the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) said on Thursday.

In a radio interview, OWWA administrator Hans Leo Cacdac said the government will provide assistance to affected Filipino workers in Hong Kong.

“By the way it stands at 195, yung COVID-19 case and more than half of them are staying in their employer home isolation facility,” he said.

According to Cacdac, 10 OFWs with COVID-19 are in hospitals.

Likewise, he said that around 53% of the infected OFWs are in home isolation facility of their employers, while the rest are in facilities of Hong Kong government, non-government organizations, and OWWA.

For the OFWs from Hong Kong who returned to the Philippines, Cacdac said  they will receive livelihood and other assistance from the government, which include college scholarship aid for their children. (MNS)

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