A total of 444 Filipinos who were aboard the MV Grand Princess docked in the Port of Oakland near San Francisco in California in the United States have been repatriated by the Department of Foreign Affairs on Sunday.
In a statement, the DFA said 438 of the Filipinos brought home were crew members while six are passengers. They were flown to the Haribon Hangar in Clark Airbase, Pampanga.
The foreign affairs departments said the repatriates “underwent health screening upon disembarkation facilitated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.”
Upon arrival, the Filipinos were immediately transported on chartered buses and will be subjected to a 14-day quarantine period at the Athletes’ Village in New Clark City under the full medical attention of health professionals from the Department of Health.
Meanwhile, 91 Filipino crew members volunteered to remain on board to help in manning the cruise ship.