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Coronavirus: 14-day travel ban to Hong Kong leaves Filipino domestic worker stranded, feeling ‘helpless’

Aprilyn Racca’s world was turned upside down after a news alert popped up on her phone during the eight-hour bus ride to Manila from her hometown in Illocos Sur, in the northern Philippines.The 34-year-old Filipino boarded the bus at 10.30pm on April 18 and was due to get her final medical tests done before flying to Hong Kong to start work as a domestic worker.Her excitement turned into desperation when she read the breaking news that Hong Kong had slapped a 14-day ban on flights from the…

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