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105 Britons fly out of Cebu to Manila for repatriation flight

By: By Rosalie O. Abatayo April 07,2020 - 12:34 PM

CEBU CITY, Philippines — At least 105 British nationals flew out of Cebu on Tuesday morning, April 7. 2020, in line with the British government’s last-ditch efforts to repatriate their citizens stranded here amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The foreigners boarded a 7 a.m. flight from the Mactan Cebu International Airport (MCIA) to the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila, where they were to board another flight to London Heathrow.

Read: Gwen questions MCIAA for allowing Cebu to be ‘receptacle’ of foreigners due for repatriation

According to GMR-Megawide Cebu Airport Corporation (GMCAC), operator of the MCIA, the outbound flight was arranged by the British Embassy.

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British Ambassador to the Philippines and to Palau Daniel Truce, in a series of tweets, earlier said there is no plan for more government-assisted flights in the future. /bmjo

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