246 Filipino seafarers from UK cruise ship evacuated

By: - Reporter / @CMarquezINQ
/ 04:55 PM April 11, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — Two hundred forty-six Filipino seafarers from a cruise ship in the United Kingdom were repatriated on Black Saturday, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said.

The foreign affairs department said in a statement that the 246 repatriated seafarers from MS Ventura brought the total number of repatriated Filipinos to 11,394.


The DFA first started its repatriation operations when it coordinated up with the Department of Health to evacuate Filipinos from Wuhan City of Hubei province in China in February this year.

Foreign Affairs Undersecretary Sarah Arriola said the seafarers will undertake medical protocols such as mandatory quarantine to reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19.


“They are also required to undergo facility-based quarantine following the joint assessment of the DOH-BOQ and the Bureau of International Health Cooperation (BIHC),” Arriola said.


Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: coronavirus Philippines, Department of Foreign Affairs, Department of Health, Filipino seafarers, globalnation, MS Ventura, repatriation, United Kingdom
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.

© Copyright 1997-2020 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.