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Posted: Mar 9, 2020

Operational considerations for managing COVID-19 cases/outbreak on board ships

The Secretary-General of IMO has received the attached guidance on "Operational considerations for managing COVID-19 cases/outbreak on board ships" prepared by WHO.

This document has been prepared based on current evidence about the transmission of 2019 coronavirus (previously named 2019-nCoV, now designated COVID-19) disease − that is, human-to-human transmission via respiratory droplets or direct contact with an infected
individual.
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Posted: Mar 9, 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Guidance for Ship Operators for the Protection of the Health of Seafarers

In response to the current coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, this Guidance has been produced by the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) to support all types of ships which operate in international waters.

The purpose is to help shipping companies follow advice provided by United Nations agencies including the World Health Organization (WHO), the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and the International Labour Organization (ILO), as well as the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).
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