Overseas Filipino Workers Who Died of Coronavirus Honored at Manila Repatriation Ceremony

Officials held a “heroes’ welcome ceremony” at Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila, Philippines, on July 19 for Filipino workers who died abroad, many of which had coronavirus, the country’s Department of Health said.

At least 71 bodies were brought back to the Philippines from Saudi Arabia, with at least 40 of them being coronavirus cases, according to the Philippines Department of Health.

Various government officials attended the ceremony, including representatives from the Presidential Communications Operations Office, the Department of Foreign Affairs, and the National Task Force Against COVID-19. Credit: Philippines Department of Health via Storyful

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