By Dennis Carcamo Updated June 08, 2009 01:41 PM
MANILA, Philippines – The Filipino nurse treated for Influenza A(H1N1) at a hospital in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has already been discharged after her health condition normalized, the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) announced today.
In a press conference early this morning, POEA administrator Jennifer Manalili said the overseas worker is now well and has gone back to her residence in Saudi Arabia with her husband and three children.
"Magaling na siya at nakabalik na sa kanila kasama ang kanyanga asawa at anak," Manalili said.
As this developed, Manalili reiterated her appeal to OFWs to heed the Department of Health’s call for them to observe a 10-day quarantine when they arrive in the country to avoid transmission of the virus.
She also advised returning OFWs who will be transacting at the POEA office to wear surgical masks.
There are an estimated 3,000 OFWs who troop to the POEA office in Mandaluyong City, Manalili said.
POEA employees have also started wearing surgical masks since the DOH has issued the A(H1N1) advisory.
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