Coronavirus: Up to 200,000 seafarers trapped on ships, UN says
09 June 2020 | 3:43 pm
The UN's labor agency has called on countries to allow for seafarers trapped on ships to return to shore. The agency says hundreds of thousands of sailors are stuck on vessels due to lockdown measures.
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