Ship quarantined in Durban port after 14 crew members test positive for COVID-19

The Filipino-crewed vessel arrived in Durban on Sunday after a 17-day voyage from India. They were tested and cleared to embark on the trip.

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CAPE TOWN - Transnet National Ports Authority said that a vessel that arrived from India was in quarantine at the Port of Durban.

Fourteen crew members tested positive for COVID-19.

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The Filipino-crewed vessel arrived in Durban on Sunday after a 17-day voyage from India.

They were tested and cleared to embark on the trip.

A team of health experts has been assigned to check up on them while contact tracing was carried out.

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

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