Chinese port imposes quarantine period on ships coming from virus-infected countries

- By Sagar Shere March 21, 2020
Fuzhou, China

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Coronavirus impact is massive and now ships coming from coronavirus hit countries have to wait for 14 days before entering the port of Fuzhou in eastern China. Vessels arriving from Japan, South Korea, Iran, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, the US, and Singapore will have to complete a mandatory 14-day quarantine.

The period begins when the ship departs from those countries. The quarantine period will hit cargoes from Asian countries that typically take a week or less to sail to China, the report said.

The move may prompt fears that it might be replicated across China's other, bigger ports. Fuzhou is a top fifty port globally by container volume.