About 100 thousand sailors stuck on international merchant ships for pandemic coronavirus and introduced in connection with these restrictions. About it the newspaper Frankfurter Rundschau said the representative of the German trade Union Verdi Robert Gangster.
He noted that in many ports around the world introduced bans that do not allow sailors to go ashore, so they can’t return home to resupply or to talk with families by phone.
President of the Association of German shipowners Alfred Hartmann stressed that German merchant vessels, unlike cruise ships, at the moment not confirmed any cases of infection with coronavirus.
Hartmann called on world governments to do for sailors wishing to return an exception to the widespread restrictions on border crossings.
Flash coronavirus infection COVID-19 began in December 2019 in the Chinese city of Wuhan. March 11, 2020, the who announced the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. According to data from the American Johns Hopkins University, the total number of infected people in the world exceeded 1.6 million, of which over 365 thousand was cured, and 97 of 200 died.