More than 20,000 Filipino seafarers repatriated, lost jobs due to Covid-19 pandemic

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Over 20,000 Filipino seafarers have been repatriated as they lost their jobs due to the effect of the novel coronavirus.

Meanwhile, thousands are still stranded onboard after losing their jobs.

The money that seafarers send home accounts for 10 percent of the Philippine’s gross domestic products (GDP).

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