The Philippine government will arrange the return of Overseas Filipino Workers who were fired in Hong Kong due to fears of COVID-19 spread.
Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. said this in a tweet on Tuesday even as he registered displeasure over Hong Kong employers’ termination of Filipino domestic staff there.
A Hong Kong newspaper reported that domestic workers are being dismissed by employers due to arguments over letting them spend days-off outside the house despite mounting qualms about the coronavirus.
Previously, the government eased the ban on travel to and from Hong Kong and let Filipino workers return to China’s Special Administrative Regions – Hong Kong and Macau.
Locsin previously said Filipino migrant workers will return to their employers in Hong Kong as the cosmopolitan city could “better take care of the workers.”