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OFWs urged to stay vigilant vs. new coronavirus strain

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An official of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines-Episcopal Commission on Migrants and Itinerant People (CBCP-ECMIP) on December 28, 2020, reminded overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to remain vigilant against the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19).

“Let us remember and accept that this Covid-19 is not stopping, and not slowing down. There is much danger of its mutations. So, our dear OFWs, don’t be complacent but be very careful and take much necessary precautionary measures,” said Bataan Bishop Ruperto Santos, vice chairman of the Commission, in a statement.

He also advised OFWs to follow the orders of Philippine officials in the countries where they are employed.

“It is for our common good and safety to set aside social gatherings and unnecessary travels. Always follow the directives of our (Philippine) Embassies, listen to the guidelines of our Filipino chaplaincies,” Santos said.

“Cooperate with them. Let all of us be helping and healing hands to one another,” he added.

Several countries have already reported cases of the new strain of Covid-19 which was first reported in the United Kingdom, prompting other nations to impose travel restrictions and strict border controls. (Ferdinand Patinio, PNA)

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