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'They are quarantined onboard the vessel. I’m confident it's contained'

5 May 2021 12:27 PM

A ship from India has been quarantined in Durban after its crew tested positive for Covid-19, says Moshe Motlohi (Port of Durban).

A ship from India is in quarantine at the Port of Durban after 14 crew members - all from the Philippines - tested positive for Covid-19.

The ship's chief engineer has also died of a heart attack.

Transnet has confirmed that 14 people aboard a vessel from India have tested positive for Covid-19. © mattiaath/123rf.com

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The vessel arrived on Sunday after a 17-day voyage.

Mandy Wiener interviewed Moshe Motlohi, General Manager at the Port of Durban.


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Before ships are allowed in… the ship has to report on the state of health of those on the ship… When they came in, there were no reports…

Moshe Motlohi, General Manager - Port of Durban

Screening is mandatory… then we decide whether to test…

Moshe Motlohi, General Manager - Port of Durban

They are quarantined onboard the vessel… Of the 14, one has breathing difficulties – he was taken to hospital.

Moshe Motlohi, General Manager - Port of Durban

I’m confident it is contained. Crew members aren’t allowed off the vessel…

Moshe Motlohi, General Manager - Port of Durban

Listen to the interview in the audio below.




5 May 2021 12:27 PM

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