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News: Coronavirus Update - WHO Director-General remarks that outbreak has potential to cause severe political, social and economic upheaval

20 February 2020

At the latest mission briefing on COVID-19 the WHO Director-General remarked that this outbreak has the potential to cause severe political, social and economic upheaval. While the data from China appears to show a decline in new cases, he mentioned that “It’s far too early to make predictions about this outbreak.”

The latest situation report confirms 2,006 deaths in China and 3 outside.

We would like to thank Oasis P&I for providing us with an update on the situation in China with a circular issued by the China MSA which is available on the right for download.

Members should remain vigilant and we recommend members to check with the local agents and club correspondents on the latest information required before entering port and contact us in case they need any assistance. We strongly recommend members to follow the advice from WHO which is available here and stay safe.