10 repatriated OFWs test positive for Covid-19, says Mayor Sara


Ten overseas Filipino workers who were repatriated via the Davao International Airport (DIA) tested positive for coronavirus disease, Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio said.

Of the 10 OFWs, three were repatriated from Dhaka, Bangladesh, and seven from Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE). They were among the 138 OFWs who arrived at the DIA on separate flights on July 15 and July 18.

“They were already placed on the designated temporary treatment and monitoring facilities (TTMFs) for OFWs,” Duterte-Carpio said.

She said the local government will refer their cases to the Department of Health regarding its protocol in identifying close contacts in the flights.

Based on the available information, the mayor said some of the passengers who tested positive for Covid-19 are asymptomatic, others are showing mild symptoms while others are needing medical care.