Bulk carrier quarantined in Chennai port over coronavirus fears

Continuing an alarming trend of global cargo disruptions amid the coronavirus outbreak, the bulk carrier Magnate stopped at India’s Chennai port after two Chinese crew members onboard displayed fever, a key symptom of the coronavirus. Eventually, it was revealed that the two crew were not infected.  

India puts more than 200 ports in quarantine mode

The Union Ministry of Shipping in India ordered all States to place 204 minor and 12 major ports in quarantine mode to screen for the novel coronavirus on ships docking from China. India notes that the ports should obtain a self-declaration from the arriving crew and passengers, to ensure the health conditions of each one.

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