Two Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) working as domestic helpers will be returning to Hong Kong before the country’s implementation of the partial shutdown of boards with China’s mainland.
According to reports, the Filipina domestic helpers have left behind their employers in mainland China while the latter returned back to Hong Kong ostensibly.
6 out of the 14 border checkpoints will be closed to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus, whilst infecting 10 people in Hong Kong as of the moment. However, in mainland China, there are already 7,711 confirmed cases of nCov and already spread through 16 other countries.
According to Labor Attache Antonio Villafuerte, the two domestic helpers asked their help before their employer allegedly left them in China and returned to Hong Kong even without them.
Villafuerte will try to determine whether their employers just went back ahead of them but will take care of them soon after or they intended to leave them.
The recruitment agency responsible for the welfare of the two domestic helpers were already contacted so they can return to Hong Kong as soon as possible.
“Nag-message sila, yung welfare officer natin dito tumulong, natawagan agency,” he said.
The domestic helpers is expected to arrive in Hong Kong as soon as possible.