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05 June 2020 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 16:08 GMT+2

January 27, 2020

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Coronavirus, COSCO Shipping has a period of observation for employees who have been in the province of Hubei

Medical visits also for seafarers before boarding on ships

COSCO Shipping employees who have been to Wuhan or Hubei province, area that is the epicenter of the coronavirus which in the region has infected nearly three thousand people and caused 80 deaths so far, will be subject to a period of observation. This was decided by the leaders of the Chinese shipping group yesterday to illustrate the outcome of the summit held the previous day Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee Communist Party of China to discuss prevention and controlling the spread of pneumonia outbreaks caused coronavirus infection.

The leaders of the shipping group decided to set up a team to deal with the epidemic chaired by Xu Lirong, chairman and party secretary of COSCO Shipping. Relatively observation period to which employees who will be subjected to have been in the epicenter of the epidemic, officials have specified that the isolation period will not affect these employees' vacation periods. In addition, upon returning from holiday period for the Lunar New Year celebrations, which will end on 2 February, all employees will have to take measurements of body temperature and those at which abnormal values will be detected, a period of will not affect salary and holidays.

Measures have also been taken against members of the crews of the group's ships that will be subjected to visits prior to boarding. Seafarers, as well as other employees, they will also have to make measurements of the body temperature and wear protective masks. In addition to vessels that will make a stopover in areas at high risk of such as The province of Hubei, will be prohibited from disembark from the ship.

The leaders of the shipping group also decided to avoid to organize, if not strictly necessary, large meetings, meetings and events to prevent the risk of transmission epidemic. The need for a new ensure that the group's activities and operations do not are affected by these measures.


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