News: COVID-19 update – over 200,000 confirmed cases and 8650 deaths
News & Insights 19 March 2020
Most countries have been implementing strict controls and travel restrictions to limit the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The latest WHO COVID-19 situation dashboard confirms over 200,000 confirmed cases in 166 countries. More than 8650 people have lost their lives.
Most countries have been implementing strict controls and travel restrictions to limit the spread of the pandemic.
The latest update on travel restrictions imposed on passengers by various countries is available on the IATA website.
BIMCO has made access to all COVID-19 related information free on its website and has some useful information on the following topics:
- Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) contractual advice
- Infectious or contagious diseases
- COVID-19 - implementation measures for sea transport
- COVID-19 - crew challenges
- COVID-19 - quick guidance
- COVID-19 - Implications on statutory ship certificates, surveys, inspections and audits
- BIMCO shares guidance from OCIMF on inspection practices in relation to COVID-19
Other industry bodies such as the INTERCARGO and the International Bunker Industry Association (IBIA) have also released statements and guidance which is available for download.
We would also like to thank SPICA Services for providing us with their circular on the current situation in the SE Asian regions. The circular is available for download on the right.
The Philippines government has also relaxed the nationwide travel restrictions for seafarers and overseas workers. The press release is available on the right.
As the situation is changing rapidly, we recommend members to get in touch with the local agents to get the latest information. Members may contact their club contact in case they need any assistance.