More than 400 Filipinos from cruise ship to return home; 52 others positive for COVID-19

Consuelo Marquez - INQUIRER.net 02/21/2020

MANILA, Philippines — More than 400 Filipinos aboard the MV Diamond Princess cruise ship that docked in Japan will be repatriated, the Department of Health (DOH) said Friday. In a press conference at the DOH main office,…

DFA: Bring home Pinoys from virus-hit ship

Dona Pazzibugan - Philippine Daily Inquirer 02/20/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. ordered the immediate repatriation of more than 500 Filipinos on the cruise ship Diamond Princess as the two-week quarantine of the vessel off Yokohama, Japan, ended on Wednesday. “I…

Over 100 Filipino crewmen of quarantined cruise ship nix repatriation

Daphne Galvez - Inquirer.net 02/19/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Around 100 Filipinos crewmen of the quarantined Diamond Princess cruise ship in Yokohama, Japan have opted to remain on board despite government efforts to repatriate them. This was revealed by Health Secretary Francisco Duque III on…

Coronavirus cases on Japan ship rise to 355 — health minister

Agence France Presse 02/16/2020

  TOKYO, Japan — The number of people who have tested positive for the new coronavirus on a quarantined ship off Japan’s coast has risen to 355, the country’s health minister said Sunday. The new figures came…

4 more Filipinos on cruise ship in Japan infected with nCoV

Christia Marie Ramos, Dona Z. Pazzibugan, Jovic Yee, Julie M. Aurelio, Maria Adelaida Calayag, Nestor P. Burgos Jr. 02/11/2020

Updated @ 1:20 a.m., Feb. 11, 2020 MANILA, Philippines — Four more Filipinos aboard a cruise ship quarantined off Yokohama, Japan, tested positive on Sunday for the new coronavirus, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) reported on…

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