Mar 1, 2020, 2:20 PM
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Temporary freight services to foreign vessels prohibited

Tehran, March 1, IRNA – Deputy Director General of Maritime Affairs of the Ports and Maritime Affairs Hossein Abbasnejad said on Sunday that rendering temporary traffic services to foreign vessels is prohibited until further notice in line with taking precautionary measures in fight against coronavirus.

According Hossein Abbasnejad the provision of masks, gloves, disinfectants and hygiene equipment for ship guides and other ship-related personnel, sailors' vessels ready to transport potential cases of coronavirus and to install preventive warning banners in public and high port areas, other ports are measures to contain the new virus.

Head of Iran's Health Ministry's public relations office Kianoush Jahanpour said on Saturday that 43 Iranians have succumbed to the lethal coronavirus which has contaminated the country.

He went on to say that 593 Iranian people have been affected by the virus so far.

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