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23 February 2020 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 08:59 GMT+1



January 28, 2020

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The ICS advises its associates on the measures to be taken to prevent the spread of coronavirus

They are based on those provided by the World Organization Health Care

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) is communicating suggestions to its associates measures to limit the spread of coronavirus, advice that are based on those to contain the epidemic provided World Health Organization. "Industry explained the SECRETARY-General of the ICS, Guy Platten - will always give top priority to health our crews and people. We have recommended to our associated countries around the world to follow THE WHO's measures. What industry, we are fully aware of the importance of carrying out the our role in stopping the spread of the virus."

"With the implementation of the measures as a whole - specified Platten -- we are avoiding unnecessary closure of some ports. Maritime transport can continue to be carrier of 90% of global trade, ensuring constant supply of medicines, food and fuels consumers around the world. We are grateful to the Organization World Health For avoiding an instinctive reaction that would not have safeguarded anyone."

Among the advice provided by the ICS to its associates are passengers with symptoms of the sickness on ships departing from ports in affected areas epidemic, to implement health information campaigns to raise awareness about how to get help if you find symptoms of the disease and to cooperate with the authorities management of infection cases on board ships.

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