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.
WHO has been working with the Chinese authorities, governments and global experts to rapidly expand scientific knowledge on the new virus, track its spread and virulence, and provide advice on measures to protect health and prevent the spread of this outbreak.