IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim has welcomed the WHO’s decision to name seafarers as one of the groups of transportation workers that should be prioritised for COVID-19 vaccination in instances of limited supplies.
The heads of five UN organizations have called for maritime and air transport workers to be prioritized for COVID-19 vaccination, given their key role in supporting global trade and mobility, which is essential for a sustainable socio-economic recovery.
At the end of this course, the learner would be able to describe the public health measures that may protect seafarers throughout their journey to the vessel, on the vessel, and on the way home; and prevent and manage an outbreak of COVID-19 disease on board a cargo ship or fishing vessel.
The WHO and IMO have joined forces and issued a joint- statement in ensuring that health measures are implemented in ways that minimize unnecessary interference with international traffic and trade.
On Friday, 13th March, WHO declares Europe as the new epicenter of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, with more reported cases and deaths than the rest of the world combined, apart from China.
The IMO Headquarters building is currently closed to visitors and staff, as a precautionary measure due to the COVID-19 virus.
ICS has issued brand new guidance for the global shipping industry to help combat the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
The WHO and the IMO have joined forces to issue a joint- statement in response to the challenges faced by the shipping industry during this coronavirus outbreak.
ICS, the global shipping body representing 80% of the world’s merchant fleet, is advising its members to take steps that limit the spread of the novel Corona Virus (2019-nCov).
The ITF is closely following all advice from the WHO regarding the current outbreak which originated in Wuhan city, a major domestic and international transport hub.