THE Foreign Affairs Repatriation Team arrived in Wuhan on Thursday to finalize preparations for bringing home Filipinos from Hubei Province this weekend, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Thursday night.
“Today we already have our DFA team inside Wuhan City for the repatriation of our OFWs. They are on the ground and they’re taking the risk,” Foreign Affairs Undersecretary for Civilian Security and Consular Concerns Brigido J. Dulay said.
Consultation meetings were held by the staff of Philippine Consulate General in Shanghai with members of the Filipino community in Wuhan as well as the Foreign Affairs Office in Hubei Province to discuss details of the repatriation. A total of 45 Filipinos have confirmed for repatriation.
Upon arrival in the Philippines, they will be brought to the Athlete’s Village in New Clark City in Tarlac and will be subject to 14 days of mandatory quarantine required bythe Department of Health.
The DFA initiated the call to repatriate the workers on January 28, which was facilitated by the Philippine Embassy in Beijing and the Philippine Consulate General in Shanghai, the Foreign Service Post with jurisdiction over Wuhan and Hubei. Filipinos in China were given until February 5 to to take advantage of the government provided service.