Quarantine and test center in full operation in Manila
The world depends on shipping to supply the necessary supplies through the corona pandemic. To ensure that the seafarers sent out to serve on ships all over the world are infection-free, the Norwegian Shipowners' Association, in collaboration with several member shipping companies, have established a quarantine and test center in Manila. The center has been in operation since 1 October, and the experiences so far have been positive.
The center is established in a hotel near the airport in Manila where we rented 120 rooms. It was opened on October 1 and ten member shipping companies use the center. NTC Manila is responsible for the operation of the center, Marriott Hotell provides accommodation and infrastructure, and St. Luke's Hospital conducts and analyzes covid tests.