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Over 100k workers displaced amid enhanced community quarantine -DOLE


Over 100,000 workers have been displaced amid the enhanced community quarantine implemented to curb the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

According to the Job Displacement Monitoring Report from the Department of Labor and Employment, 2,317 establishments covering 108,620 workers have enforced flexible work arrangements and temporary closure.

Of these, 46,213 displaced workers or more than 40 percent are in the National Capital Region. Region III and Region IV-A follow with a combined 41,450 displaced workers.

A total of 889 companies covering 41,331 workers have switched to flexible work arrangements, which include reduction of workdays, rotation of workers, forced leave, and others such as telecommuting.

Another 600 companies resorted to temporary closures, affecting 30,796 workers.

Affected establishments were under manufacturing, hotel, restaurants and tourism-related sectors.

Meanwhile, 1,088 Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) have been repatriated as of Monday. OFWs displaced due to travel restrictions numbered 1,560 while stranded OFWs reached 521.

Location of displaced OFWs

  • Macau - 795
  • Qatar - 208
  • Japan - 135
  • Italy - 143
  • Hong Kong - 53
  • Bahrain - 96
  • Norway - 80
  • Spain - 43
  • Taiwan - 3
  • Switzerland - 2
  • Czech Republic - 2

Location of stranded OFWs

  • Singapore - 300
  • Qatar - 133
  • Kuwait - 42
  • UAE - 38
  • Bahrain - 8

As of Monday, the Philippines has 462 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 33 deaths.  --MGP, GMA News