UAE: 494 Filipinos Repatriated Since Coronavirus Outbreak Began

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A total of 494 Filipinos have been repatriated since the start of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, according to the Philippines missions in the UAE.

The latest repatriation happened on Tuesday for 13 Filipino tourist-visa holders, who boarded a special Emirates flight, EK334, bound for Manila.

73 more Filipino tourists are expected to be repatriated soon, including around 50 visitors who are scheduled to depart on May 3.

Earlier, 415 Filipino seafarers who were stranded in two UAE ports for six weeks, returned home to the Philippines aboard two chartered flights on April 11 and 12.

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