A ship with 12 Filipino crew members who tested positive for COVID-19 was allowed to dock at the port of Manila.
Based on the information, two of the crew aboard the MV Athens Bridge needed immediate medical attention as they were having difficulty breathing.
The ship has 21 crew members who are all Filipinos.
“The vessel will be allowed to dock. Preparations for medical evaluation of two critical cases are being done,” said the Department of Health.
“They will be assessed upon arrival and transferred to their partner hospital as fit,” it added.
The Philippine Coast Guard has suspended the search and rescue operation for the 7 missing crew of a ship that ran aground in the waters off Barangay Cantapoy in Malimono town, Surigao del Sur in April.
“Tinerminate na ang search and rescue operations noong Sunday. Nakausap na nila ang family. Noong huling araw pinasama nila ang pamilya sa search and rescue operations,” said Balilo on Teleradyo.
Last month, four of the 20 crew members of the stranded ship were found dead on Wednesday in the waters off Barangay Cantapoy in Malimono, Surigao del Sur, according to authorities.
Man biking shot dead in Manila
A man died after he was shot by an assailant who hid on the side of the jeep and waited for the cycling victim in Malate, Manila.
In a report by Jonathan Andal on GTV “Balitanghali” on Thursday, the CCTV of Barangay 739 shows that the culprit hid on the side of the jeep and just came out when the victim, 30-year-old Abraham Damil, on a bicycle, was approaching.
The victim did nothing when the armed assailant suddenly panicked in front of him and shot him at close range even though there were people in the area.
The barangay official said the victim had previously been detained and was believed to be an “asset” by the police.