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News: Novel Coronavirus update - number of confirmed cases passes 42,000

11 February 2020

The latest situation dashboard on the WHO website confirms that the number of confirmed cases has crossed 42,900 with 1,018 deaths as of 11 February 0900 UTC. While no new countries have reported any cases, the number of cases is rising steadily in China.

Maritime authorities of Bahamas, Cyprus, Hong Kong and Liberia have issued circulars which are available on the right.

We have also received advise that the Kenya Port Authority has issued a circular on the port health requirements for ships and crew that have visited China in the past 14 days.

The Standard Club is guided by the views and recommendations issued by the World Health Organization (WHO) in respect of this outbreak and advises members to remain vigilant.