With the new coronavirus strain, a Catholic prelate has advised overseas Filipino workers to set aside unnecessary travel for the meantime for their own safety.


“Dear OFWs, don’t be complacent but be very careful and take much necessary precautionary measures,” Bishop Ruperto Santos, vice chairman of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines Episcopal Commission on Migrants and Itinerant People, said in an interview. 

“It is for our common good and safety to set aside social gatherings and unnecessary travels,” he added.

The Balanga, Bataan prelate said OFWs should take the necessary precautions as “COVID-19 is not stopping, and not slowing down.”

“There is much danger of its mutations,” said Santos.

The CBCP official also urged Filipino migrants to cooperate with the Philippine Embassies.

“Always follow the directives of our Phil Embassies, listen to the guidelines of our Filipino chaplaincies,” said Santos.

“Cooperate with them. Let us all be helping and healing hands to one another,” he added.

The new coronavirus strain, which is said to be more transmissible than other SARS-CoV-2 variants, was detected in the United Kingdom.

Source: Manila Bulletin (https://mb.com.ph/2020/12/28/catholic-prelate-advises-ofws-to-follow-listen-to-travel-guidelines/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=catholic-prelate-advises-ofws-to-follow-listen-to-travel-guidelines)