Provincial Government of Bulacan

Bulacan opens quarantine facility for OFWs

CITY OF MALOLOS – Bulacan Gov. Daniel R. Fernando recently inspected the quarantine facility allotted for Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) and is now ready to take in patients.

Fernando, in order to help fasten the procedure of uniting the OFW families, decided to install and designate a quarantine facility at the College of Social Science and Philosophy Building in Bulacan State University-Main Campus in this city with 11 rooms and 88-bed capacity.

The governor clarified that the facility is intended to help the modern day heroes and not to double or prolong their misery.

“Ito ay tugon natin bilang mga kapwa Bulakenyo na kung wala silang lugar na conducive for home quarantine o sa mga munisipyo nila, makakaasa sila na dito sa Bulacan, may mauuwian sila at maa-accommodate sila, ito ay bukas na at ready for accommodation anytime,” Fernando said.

Dr. Jocelyn Gomez, head of the Incident Command Post Team, also explained that after testing negative from the PCR test conducted at the airport or in any designated venue, and has all the documents ready including the certificate of negative PCR test result, he or she will still need to undergo home quarantine for 14 days as per the Department of the Interior and Local Government guidelines.

“Kung na-test na doon at negative, kailangan pa rin mag-quarantine ng 14 days sa bahay pero coordinated sa mga munisipyo ‘yan para ma-check kung talaga bang may lugar sa bahay na isolated sila, kung wala, sa munisipyo nila.Kung wala pa rin, sa facility ng province pupunta and it is a requirement,” Gomez clarified.

Meanwhile, at present Bulacan has 185 confirmed COVID-19 patients, 85 have recovered while 31 died.