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WHO provides free e-learning COVID-19 courses for seafarers

As the COVID-19 pandemic has brought several challenges to the maritime sector and most importantly to seafarers, the World Health Organization (WHO) provides free e-learning courses addressing health issues and operational matters.

COVID-19: This is not a Drill!

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared COVID-19 a pandemic. 187 countries are affected by the pandemic and the number of confirmed cases stand in the hundreds of thousands. These trying times are likely to persist and measures adopted globally such as travel restrictions are bound to affect us, argue  Michael Hughes, Claims Executive and Rahul Sapra, Senior Surveyor of Standard Club.

WTO, FAO, WHO urge food trade to keep flowing

The heads of the World Trade Organization (WTO), the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO) called governments to minimize the impact of COVID-19 related border restrictions on trade in food. 

UK commits to seafarer welfare during COVID-19

The UK Department of Transport have sent a letter to the ILO, IMO, and WHO, in regards to the UK’s commitment to seafarer welfare during the current COVID-19 pandemic and how they plan to facilitate seafarer transit and transfer to keep world trade moving.

WHO: EU is the epicenter of COVID-19 pandemic

The World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General stated that Europe is now the epicenter of the global COVID-19 pandemic. Dr Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus urged countries to use aggressive measures, community mobilisation and social distancing to save lives, commenting “Do not just let this fire burn.”

WHO declares COVID-19 a pandemic

WHO has declared the COVID-19 a pandemic in light of both the alarming levels of its spread and severity, and “the alarming levels of inaction”. In the past two weeks, the number of cases of COVID-19 outside China has increased 13-fold, and the number of affected countries has tripled.  

Do’s and Don’ts when talking about COVID-19

COVID-19 outbreak is currently challenging humanity in many ways; among others, many people are experiencing stress and fear while the spreading of fake news is also common. In those difficult times, it is of high importance first of all to be kind and supportive to those who are already experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 and avoid spreading the social stigma.

COVID-19: How to stay healthy while travelling

In efforts to raise awareness on the COVID-19 crisis, the World Health Organization provides tips on how to stay healthy, given that the virus is rapidly spreading in areas out of China.

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