China MSA: Guidance on the Prevention and Control of Covid-19 Onboard (Version 2.0)
On 29 March, China MSA issued their updated Guidance on the Prevention and Control of Covid-19 Onboard. This is an update on Version 1.0 issued on 17 March. The UK Club’s Correspondents, Messrs Huatai, have helpfully summarised the amendments in their Circular Ref No.: PNI  05. The main amendments are the introduction of guidance on crew change operations and precautionary measures to minimise an “overseas epidemic".
If Members have any questions relating to the above Guidance, or to the Covid-19 crisis generally, your usual contact at the Club would be pleased to assist you.
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