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Seafarer with coronavirus on vessel that called Singapore fully recovers

A seafarer onboard a ship that arrived in Singapore from China, who had contracted the coronavirus (Covid-19) has fully recovered and the vessel resumed normal operations.

The Maritime & Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) said that the crew member working onboard a ship that had arrived in Singapore from China and was earlier diagnosed with the coronavirus had now fully recovered and returned home. The seafarer was classed as case 10 of the 89 cases of the virus that have been diagnosed in Singapore.

The other seafarers onboard the vessel served a 14-day quarantine and did not develop symptoms of Covid-19.

The port authority said that the vessel had been cleaned and disinfected and was granted free pratique on 12 February. The ship has since departed Singapore after taking on stores, supplies and spares from the anchorage.

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“MPA reminds the shipping community to continue to stay vigilant and take the necessary precautionary measures. MPA will monitor the evolving situation and work closely with our partner agencies and the industry,” MPA said in a statement.

At the start of February Singapore barred all seafarers that had visited China in the last 14 days from coming ashore in a bid to combat the spread of the coronavirus.


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