322 Filipino seafarers from Italy arrive in PH on Palm Sunday
MANILA, Philippines — More than 300 Filipino seafarers from cruise ships in Italy returned to the Philippines on Palm Sunday as part of repatriation efforts for those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said.
DFA welcomed the 322 seafarers, who worked in cruise ships Costa Diadema and Costa Victoria, both docked in Italy.
“DFA welcomed home tonight’s latest arrival of 322 seafarers from Italy — 114 from Costa Diadema and 208 from Costa Victoria,” the DFA said on Twitter.
DFA welcomed home tonight’s latest arrival of 322 seafarers from Italy- 114 from Costa Diadema and 208 from Costa Victoria. As of Palm Sunday’s end, DFA has facilitated the repatriation of close to 5,000 seafarers. More kababayans are expected to come home this Holy Week. pic.twitter.com/s9Wr4Tx0EgFEATURED STORIES
— DFA Philippines (@DFAPHL) April 5, 2020
As of Sunday, the DFA has organized the repatriation of almost 5,000 Filipino seafarers. It will repatriate more seafarers this Holy Week.
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