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  • There are growing fears for the health and wellbeing of thousands of crew trapped on cruise ships around the world, since coronavirus brought the industry to a halt.

    Much has been reported about the thousands of passengers who’ve fallen ill or died from Coronavirus.

    But at least five Indonesian crew have died from COVID-19 and thousands of crew have been stranded at sea, with no idea when they can go home.

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