Philippines: Migrant sugarcane workers arrive in NegOcc

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Bacolod City, Philippines: The Philippines government is taking steps to stop the spread of coronavirus during the cane crushing season. As a precautionary measure, the officials are keeping the migratory workers under observation for two weeks once they arrive for work in cane fields. On Friday, a batch of around 300 sugarcane migratory workers arrived from Antique to Negros Occidental.

According to officials, they will be quarantined before they go for work and will be under strict supervision. They will be observed by the health department for any symptoms and if they are healthy, they would be allowed to work.

At present more than 5,000 cane cutters from Antique are working in various sugarcane plantations in the country’s top sugar-producing province Negros Occidental.

The workers must undergo mandatory quarantine until their RT-PCR results are released and those who will test positive will immediately be transferred to the provincial quarantine facility.

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