The Abroad Staff Welfare Administration (OWWA) was in a position to register 49,665 repatriated OFWs from January to Feb. 14, 2021.
Of those repatriates, 21,087 have been despatched to their house provinces by the Parañaque Built-in Terminal Trade, and the remaining 28,578 through the Ninoy Aquino Worldwide Airport.
The newest variety of repatriates are on prime of the 391,709 OFWs the federal government was in a position to deliver house final yr with the onset of the pandemic.
OWWA earlier stated it’s anticipating 80,000 extra OFWs shall be repatriated through the first quarter of the yr.
In a associated improvement, OWWA reported it was in a position to distributed 99,694 meals packs and 59,467 hygiene kits to OFWs amid the pandemic.
It was additionally in a position to present monetary support to OFWs, who examined constructive for Covid-19.
The quarantine restrictions imposed by most nations to include the unfold of the pandemic led to the closure of many institutions.
This affected the employment of many employees, embrace OFWs.