The ban applies to vessels visiting countries where coronavirus has been detected, as well as if there were people with characteristic symptoms on board.
The South Korean authorities have announced a temporary ban on foreign cruise ships entering their seaports as a measure to prevent the spread of coronavirus 2019-nCoV. This was announced on Monday, February 10, Yonhap news agency reports.
“The government has revoked the permission to board two cruise ships that were due to enter the port of Busan on Tuesday and Wednesday,” said Deputy Health Minister Kim Gang Nip. Westerdam and Spectrum of the Seas.
It is noted that the ban applies to vessels that have visited countries in the last 14 days where cases of coronavirus infection have been reported, as well as if at least one of the crew members or passengers has symptoms of organ disease Breathing.
At the same time, Seoul will allow ships to enter ports to refuel.
It is noted that on February 7, the ship Westerdam did not enter Japanese ports at the request of the government. According to Tokyo, there were people on board with symptoms resembling coronavirus 2019-nCoV pneumonia. Now the liner has headed for Thailand.
The decision not to allow foreign airliners into the ports of South Korea is connected with the situation around the Diamond Princess liner, which was anchored at the Japanese port of Yokohama. There are more than 3.7 thousand people on board. 136 people have been diagnosed with coronavirus.
Earlier, the WHO said that the situation with coronavirus may be worse than it seems.