OFWs in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia join the fight — against MERs-Cov.
“The anti-people, anti-health worker, pro-foreign capitalist policies of the Aquino government erode the gains we attained in our 30 years of struggle.” – Jossel Ebesate, Alliance of Health Workers
Common symptoms of the Mers-CoV, according to the WHO, include “acute, serious respiratory illness with fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. Most patients have pneumonia. Many have also had gastrointestinal symptoms, including diarrhea.”
“It is not enough for the Philippine government to just warn OFWs of the virus. They have to be more pro-active and deploy medical personnel to attend to the needs of our OFWs, especially those stranded and lacking medical assistance and facilities in shelters and detention centers.” – Garry Martinez, Migrante International
With the rate the Philippine government is going about the repatriation of stranded OFWs in Saudi Arabia, only a handful would be able to leave before the July 3 deadline set by the Saudi government.