A total of 61 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) were sent home Thursday, August 20, from the We Heal As One Center at Fort Magsaysay in Nueva Ecija after recovering from COVID-19.

A simple send-off was held by the Bureau of Quarantine and the medical staff for the COVID survivors—the first batch discharged from the facility—before they were fetched by their families and loved ones to go home.

The OFWs stayed at the quarantine facility which has 478 air-conditioned rooms allotted for COVID-positive patients, while 44 rooms are for the medical staff.

Patients receive 24/7 medical care and assistance, free meals, and have access to free internet connection at the facility.

The Fort Magsaysay quarantine center is part of the national government’s strategy to convert major facilities into quarantine sites for COVID-19 patients with mild symptoms and asymptomatics to avoid congestion in hospitals, and further prevent transmission of coronavirus in the communities.