Group cautions OFWs on a new variant of SAR virus

AMID the report about a Qatari national who was allegedly infected by a new variant of SAR virus after going to Saudi Arabia, which previously recorded similar incident, a migrants group called on OFWs in Qatar and Saudi Arabia and in other parts of the Middle East to take extra care and to stay healthy.

“We are certain that both governments, Qatar and Saudi Arabia, respectively, are now taking steps to contain the spread of a new variant of SAR virus,” John Leonard Monterona, regional coordinator Migrante-Middle East, said.

Monterona advised OFWs facing symptoms of SAR virus to immediately take medical attention and treatment.

Monterona called on the Philippine government to consider deploying medical attaché in every diplomatic post abroad who will provide medical bulletin, advise, and related medical services to OFWs.


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