Tagaytay City hotel to house OFW repatriates from Portugal
TAGAYTAY CITY, Cavite Apr. 5 (PIA) –Taal Vista Hotel is accommodating 310 global mining professionals from Portugal who were repatriated through a special flight yesterday.
Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Undersecretary Epimaco V. Densing III, in a letter to City Mayor Agnest Tolentino, said Taal Vista Hotel will provide 110 rooms for the 14-day self quarantine of the repatriates and requested the city governent to provide the necessary assistance to ensure safe passage to the hotel.
USEC Densing also informed Mayor Tolentino that all the repatriates have been certified ‘healthy’ to travel and tested negative for coronavirus disease (COVID)-19.
“Their quarantine at sea according to the Portuguese Government have been properly observed and completed. Pursuant to the latest DOH/BOQ guidelines, they are required to undergo a 14-day quarantine upon arrival in the Philippines,” Densing added.
The DILG official reiterated IATF Resolution 18 Section F which states that LGUs are strongly enjoined to allow the unhampered transit of OFWs who have been issued with DOH or LGU certificate of completion of 14-day facility-based quarantine, or those who may be required by DOH or the LGUs to undergo a 14-day home quarantine. (Ruel Francisco, PIA-Cavite with reports from GoCavite FB page)