OFWs in Hong Kong Fired Due to COVID-19 To Be Repatriated by the Philippine Government
The Philippine government ordered the repatriation of the OFWs in Hong Kong who had been fired due to coronavirus disease.
Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. has ordered the repatriation of Filipino maids in Hong Kong who had been dismissed due to the health scare. Locsin has also expressed his disappointment in the incident.
Dozens of foreign workers in Hong Kong have been fired after defying the order of their employers not to go out during their day off due to the virus. Some employers claimed that the workers had lost their jobs after leaving the city in fear of the virus outbreak.
“We’ll prepare for their repatriation pronto. Deeply disgusted with HK which begged us to let domestic workers return to work,” Locsin wrote on his Twitter post.
Locsin refers to his effort to lift the travel ban to allow the Filipino migrant workers having a vacation in the Philippines to return to their jobs in Hong Kong despite the increasing cases of new coronavirus.
The foreign secretary also explained that Hong Kong has the ability to handle the outbreak and could take good care of the Filipino workers who will be affected by the virus because they had better medical facilities compared to the Philippines.
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