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More seafarers on Russia-flagged ship tested positive for COVID-19 in Busan

More seafarers on Russia-flagged ship tested positive for COVID-19 in Busan

Seafarers on a Russian-flagged ship docked in the southern port city of Busan were reported to have been infected with the latest coronavirus, health authorities stated.

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Four additional Indonesian seamen on the fishing vessel tested positive for COVID-19.

Health officials suspect that the virus may have been transmitted by the captain of the ship who tested positive for coronavirus.

To date, 10 cases of viruses have been traced to the Russian-flagged ship, seven of which are seafarers, according to the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Since June, more than 90 cases of viruses have been identified by the health authorities on Russian ships docked in Busan.

Since 3 August, South Korea has allowed crew members of ships departing from Russia to send a certificate indicating that they tested negative for the latest coronavirus upon arrival in South Korea. Certificates must be given within 48 hours of departure.

Health authorities have also been conducting quarantine tests on Russian ships arriving in the port of Busan since late June.

Maritime Business World 

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