The following article published by Manifold Times on 10 February was sourced from China’s domestic market through a local correspondent; a professional translator was used in the production of the current editorial piece:
China’s Ministry of Transport, General Administration of Customs, National Immigration Administration, along with other ministries and commissions, reportedly issued a joint statement on 24 January.
The statement noted local authorities finding crew members of several vessels, including SEA TOPAZ, PK MARIT, EASTERN GARDENIA, NEW PARADISE, SEASTAR 1, ODELMAR, LOWLANDS NELLO, JIN YUE, IKAN SELAYANG, and CERES THREE, to have tested positive for the Covid-19 Nucleic Acid Test.
As such, the ships and their related shipping companies have either failed to effectively fulfil their responsibilities for epidemic prevention and control, or that prevention and control measures were not correctly implemented, stated authorities.
Due to the development, it was decided:
Foreign crew members of the ships from the above-mentioned companies, if tested positive for the Covid-19 Nucleic Acid Test, will be continuously suspended from changing shifts in China’s domestic ports until being re-evaluated and approved by the relevant departments, said the statement.
The annex of the affected companies along with their vessels is provided below:
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