2 weeks Red Cross supports swab testing of seafarers MB
As more travel and employment restrictions are placed globally because of the coronavirus pandemic, an agreement between the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) and a newly-formed maritime group seeks to prioritize the swab testing of Filipino seafarers to hasten their deployment abroad. (JANSEN ROMERO / MANILA BULLETIN) The memorandum of agreement signed between the PRC and the ALMA Maritime Group will ensure the use of the reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test, the globally accepted Covid-19 test for seafarers employed in a fleet.The agreement was signed to ensure the “unhampered and hassle-free deployment” of the seafarers amid the ongoing Covid-19 ... more