Amid COVID-19 pandemic, two Filipinos and two Indians were found positive for coronavirus at the Alang shipbreaking yard in Bhavnagar district of Gujarat, the Indian Express reported.
The Indian Directorate General of Shipping has established rules to make sure that trade will resume, amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
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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