- OWWA Deputy Administrator Mocha Uson announced that she visited the OFWs who are under quarantine in Batangas
- However, the 322 OFWs were gathered during the event, even if the mass gathering is still prohibited under the enhanced community quarantine
- Uson said that during the event, social distancing was still observed among the OFWs
- She also shared that they have decided to distribute leaflets instead which contain some reminders
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Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) Deputy Administrator Mocha Uson shared on social media that she visited more than 300 overseas Filipino workers (OFW) at a resort in Batangas.
KAMI learned that the gathering happened amid the COVID-19 crisis when a mass gathering is prohibited under the enhanced community quarantine in Luzon.
As reported by GMA News Online, Uson checked the situation of 322 OFWs who are in their 14-day quarantine in Matabungkay, Lian, Batangas.
“Kinumusta po natin ang kalagayan ng 322 OFWs natin sa Matabungkay Lian Batangas,” she said on her Facebook post.
Meanwhile, as reported by ABS-CBN News, Uson said that social distancing was observed during the gathering. However, they decided to distribute leaflets instead, for additional reminders.
"On our part eh since hindi nga maganda ang dating nito na mass gathering nga ang itinatawag nila though mayroon namang social distancing, napagdesisyunan namin na gagawa na lang kami ng mga leaflets itong mga reminders at ipapadala na lang namin sa kanilang mga kwarto kasabay ng mga foods nila," the OWWA Deputy Administrator said.
As previously reported by KAMI, OFWs from the Middle East were prohibited by the residents to enter Batangas for their 14-day quarantine.
The Luzon was placed under enhanced community quarantine since March 16. Under this, mass transportation and mass gathering were banned to prevent the further spread of COVID-19 in the country.
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