Over 300 repatriated Filipino sailors from Germany arrive in PH

Robie de Guzman   •   May 28, 2020   •   406

MANILA, Philippines – More than 300 Filipino seafarers repatriated from cruise ships docked in Germany have arrived in the Philippines, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said.

In a statement issued on Wednesday, the DFA said the group was among the crewmembers of Sea Chefs and TUI cruises who had to wait for two months to be repatriated after their usual cruise liner routes, mainly in the Caribbean region, were suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The repatriated Filipinos landed in Manila on May 25 after they departed from Hamburg via a chartered TUI Airlines flight, the department said.

The repatriates were assisted at the send-off by TUI staff, Philippine Ambassador to Germany Ma. Theresa Dizon-De Vega, and Labor Attaché Delmer Cruz, it added.

Before boarding, Ambassador Dizon-De Vega expressed appreciation to the Filipino crew for their patience and understanding, as well as the companies for their coordination.

“It has been a very difficult period for all of you and we look forward to the time when you can all come back to work in the cruise industry,” Dizon-De Vega said.

COVID-19 cases among overseas Filipinos spike with 322 new infections

Marje Pelayo   •   January 14, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) reported on Wednesday (January 13) a spike in the number of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases among Filipinos abroad.

Based on the agency’s latest tally, 322 new COVID-19 cases were recorded in Asia and the Pacific and Europe bringing the total number of confirmed cases among Filipinos abroad to 13, 378.

Meanwhile, 97 Filipinos have recovered from the disease bringing the overall tally of recovered cases to 8,585.

The reported spike is due to another surge in COVID-19 cases in one country in Europe, the DFA said.

No new fatality has been reported among overseas Filipinos so far, keeping the death toll at 935.

The DFA, together with its foreign service posts, remains fully committed to monitoring and assisting our nationals abroad amidst this ongoing battle against the COVID-19 pandemic.

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DFA reports latest spike in COVID-19 cases among overseas Filipinos

Marje Pelayo   •   January 13, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Tuesday (January 13) reported a spike in cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) among overseas Filipinos.

In the agency’s latest advisory, 34 Filipinos abroad were added to the overall tally of positive cases, bringing the total to 13,056.

On the other hand, 27 overseas Filipinos have recovered from the disease.

Most of the new cases were reported in the Americas, Asia and the Pacific, and Europe. 

Meanwhile, no new COVID-19 fatality was reported.

To date, the Middle East and Africa remains to be the region with the most number of confirmed COVID-19 cases, recoveries, under treatment, and fatalities among our nationals. 

The Americas has the least numbers in all categories compared to other geographic regions, except in the total number of deaths wherein Asia and the Pacific ranks lowest with a total of only 21.

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4 new cases, 1 death from COVID-19 reported among Filipinos abroad — DFA

Marje Pelayo   •   January 12, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Monday (January 11) reported four Filipinos from abroad who tested positive for coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

This brings the total number of Filipinos abroad currently positive for COVID-19 to 13,022.

Meanwhile, one succumbed to the disease, the latest addition to the overall tally of COVID-19 deaths among overseas Filipinos which is now at 935.

Nevertheless, one recovery has been reported which means the number of Filipinos abroad who triumphed their battle against the disease is now at 8,461.

The additional cases were recorded among Filipinos in the Middle East and Africa. 

To date, the total number of countries and territories with confirmed cases among Filipinos remains at 84.

The DFA vows to work closely with its Foreign Service Posts to partner with host governments to ensure the safety and well-being of Filipino nationals abroad amidst the pandemic.

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