881 Filipino cruise ship workers return from US – DFA

MANILA, Philippines — A total of 881 repatriated Filipino cruise ship workers from the United States arrived in Manila Wednesday as the world continues to contain the coronavirus disease

4/1/2020 7:46:00 AM

A total of 881 repatriated Filipino cruise ship workers from the United States arrived in Manila Wednesday as the world continues to contain the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, the DFA said. | CMRamosINQ

MANILA, Philippines — A total of 881 repatriated Filipino cruise ship workers from the United States arrived in Manila Wednesday as the world continues to contain the coronavirus disease

In a statement, the DFA said the group of repatriates is composed of 445 workers of the Norwegian Cruise Lines ships Norwegian Dawn and Norwegian Encore while the other 436 are from the cruise ships Costa Magica and Costa Favolosa of Costa Cruises.ADVERTISEMENT

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“With the world grappling with the COVID-19 pandemic, the whole of Philippine government continues its efforts in responding to Filipinos both here in the country and those overseas,” the DFA said.The repatriated cruise ship workers will undergo a mandatory 14-day facility-based quarantine which will be monitored by the Bureau of Quarantine, the DFA said.

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