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6 OFWs who came from Taiwan tested positive of COVID-19 upon arrival in the Philippines


Taiwan reported six overseas Filipino workers have tested positive for COVID-19 after upon arrival in the Philippines, announced by the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Wednesday (Sept. 16).


The six OFWs were five women and one man and ranged in age between their 20s and 40s where they worked as domestic caregivers, factory employees, and fishery workers. 

Taiwan was notified about four of the cases via the Philippines' World Health Organization's National IHR Focal Point, while the two others were reported to the CECC by Taiwanese companies, in a report by Taiwan News.

CECC immediately investigate the movements of the Filipinos while they were still in the country. CECC asaid it will maintain close communication with its counterparts in the Philippines.

Recently, Philippines has more that 272,000 cases while Taiwan listed 500 cases.
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