The South Korean authorities agreed to revise the legislation on free treatment of foreign citizens with the coronavirus in connection with the increase in imported from abroad cases COVID-19, said the Minister of health and social security of RK Pak Nyn Hu.
"Given the growing economic pressure on health and quarantine system, with the increase in foreign patients with the coronavirus, we decided to prepare a plan for revising the system cover their treatment costs," said Pak Nyn Hu following the meeting of the Central headquarters for liquidation of emergency situations.
The Consulate General of Russia in Busan welcomeusa reported more than 20 cases of coronavirus have Russian sailors on several ships.
Previously, the Agency Renhap with reference to the local quarantine service announced that the coronavirus found in three members of the crew of the Russian vessel in Busan, South Korea, and the rest are checked.
Coronavirus was detected in three members of the crew of the Russian vessel in Busan, South Korea, and the rest are checked, reports Yonhap news Agency citing local quarantine service.
According to the Agency, the infected sailors were on a fishing boat with a displacement of 825 tons under the Russian flag, which entered the port Kumchon in Busan on June 26 for repairs. On Board there are 29 people. Seven of them applied for ashore, so they began to test for coronavirus, and three found the disease. Now the tests passed and the rest of the crew, all 29 people are quarantined on the ship. Three sailors who are already sick, will be transferred to a hospital in Busan.
The coronavirus was discovered in a crew member of a foreign vessel moored at a port in Busan, reported Yonhap news Agency citing local authorities.
According to epidemiologists, the ship arrived on 8 July in the South Korean port for repairs, are 44, so the probability of detecting COVID-19 other sailors. All samples for testing for the coronavirus, the results are expected in the second half of the day. Now also defines the persons who may have had contact with members of the crew, and investigation of possible routes of infection.
All cases of coronavirus sailors from a Russian ship Ice stream, which was hospitalized in South Korea, was discharged, the ship left the port, reported RIA Novosti the representative of the company-shipowner.
Earlier it became known about the coronavirus 16 members of the crew of the Russian vessel-the refrigerator Ice stream, arrived in Busan from Vladivostok. According to preliminary data, COVID-19 confirmed the previous captain of the ship, which previously came ashore in Russia. All contact persons in the port isolated. As reported RIA Novosti the representative of "Reftransflot", 16 Russian sailors from the ship Ice stream, which confirmed coronavirus, hospitalized, port Kumchon was closed. Later, coronavirus was confirmed in another two sailors from the ship. The owner also noted that the unloading of the ship was in a contactless manner.
The South Korean port Kumchon, closed since the outbreak of the coronavirus in the Russian ship Ice stream, opened after the contact persons – employees of the port have not been confirmed COVID-19, told RIA Novosti the representative of the owner Reftransflot.
Earlier it became known about the coronavirus 16 members of the crew of the Russian vessel-the refrigerator Ice stream, arrived in Busan from Vladivostok. According to preliminary data, COVID-19 confirmed the previous captain of the ship, which previously came ashore in Russia. All contact persons in the port isolated. As reported RIA Novosti the representative of Reftransflot, 16 Russian sailors from the ship Ice stream, which confirmed coronavirus, hospitalized, port Kumchon closed. Five members of the crew re-check for the disease. The owner also noted that the unloading of the ship was in a contactless manner.
The shipowner will be issued a fine of up to 4 thousand dollars upon confirmation of the information that the Russian court "ice stream" and "ice Crystal", the crew of which appeared to be infected with coronavirus, did not notify the quarantine authorities in the South Korean city of Busan on the presence on Board of people with a high temperature, said during a regular press briefing, first chief coordinator of the Central headquarters for security measures in case of emergency, Kim Gan Nip.
He also stressed that the authorities may further consider the issuance of requirements for compensation, if it is confirmed that the incident occurred due to deliberate actions of the crew or the shipowner. But while talking about it early, as the investigation is still ongoing, and concrete plans yet.
The coronavirus identified from a crew member of another Russian vessel-the refrigerator, located in the port of Busan, reported Yonhap news Agency, citing medical authorities of the city.
Coronavirus found one of the 21 sailors of the ship "ice Crystal", which is moored next to another Russian refrigerator "ice stream", where previously COVID-19 diagnosed 16 sailors. Both vessels belong to the same owner.
South Korea will strengthen the sanitary-quarantine control in the Russian courts, after an incident with a group of infected crew in one of the ports of Busan. About during the regular briefing said the Deputy head of the Central headquarters for the anti-epidemic measures, Kwon Jung-UK.
According to him, the case of coronavirus of a man descended to the shore, South Korea as the final destination of the vessel in accordance with international regulations in the health sector had to notify the authorities of the country of which it became known. However, the responsible Russian entities, this information is still not received, and the fact of intrusion of the South Korean authorities learned only from a shipping agent who reported this after the start of unloading at the port.
Russian sailors from standing in Busan, South Korea ship Ice stream, which confirmed coronavirus, get qualified medical help, the disease is asymptomatic, announced the Consulate General of Russia in Busan in Facebook.
Previously, the Agency Renhap with reference to the service of the state sanitary and quarantine control and the local Union of workers of sea transport passed that 16 members of the crew of the Russian vessel-the refrigerator, moored in the port of Kumchon in Busan, on June 22 were identified COVID-19. Ship agent reported the quarantine service that the coronavirus was diagnosed in the former captain of the ship about a week ago went ashore in Russia after he had a fever. It was reported that the entire crew of the Russian vessel is isolated on Board. In the list of contacts - about 160 people. As reported by RIA Novosti the representative of the owner Reftransflot, sixteen Russian sailors from standing in Busan, South Korea ship Ice stream, which confirmed coronavirus, hospitalized, port Kumchon closed.
16 members of the crew of the Russian cargo vessel moored in the port of Busan, on June 22 were identified COVID-19, according to Yonhap news Agency, citing the city hall and the trade Union of workers of sea transport.
With carriers of the coronavirus contacted about 160 Union members and other workers of the port, rises to the ship for unloading and repair. They urgently isolated in a separate room.