MANILA, Philippines — The remains of 72 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) from Saudi Arabia who died from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and other causes arrived home on Friday.
According to the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), 62 of the 72 deceased OFWs flown to Manila through a chartered flight died because of COVID-19. The remaining 10 died of other causes.
Of the repatriated remains, the DOLE said 40 came from Al Khobar, 17 from Jeddah, and 15 from Riyadh.
“Three more bodies of OFWs from Riyadh, that were not accommodated in the chartered flight, were brought home also yesterday onboard a commercial PAL flight. They died of non-COVID causes,” the…