COVID-19: Tunisia Introduces Confinement Measures & Closes Borders

​Budd Tunisia advises that the government has closed all air, sea and land borders with a view to containing the COVID-19 outbreak. Confinement measures have also been introduced with the result that our colleagues in Tunisia are now working from home.


COVID-19: Ghana's Protective Measures

STOP PRESS Since drafting the information below, Budd Ghana advises that all the country’s land, sea and air borders will be closed from midnight tonight, 22 March 2020. It is not yet known if this will modify emergency disembarkation of non-Ghanaians from vessels calling in Takoradi or Tema.


COVID-19: France

On 16 March 2020, the French government announced measures limiting the movement of private individuals from 12:00 on 17 March 2020 for a minimum of two weeks with the aim of containing the risk of COVID-19 infection.


COVID-19: Cruise Ships Banned from Senegal Ports

On Saturday, 14 March, the Senegalese Governement announced that the following additional measures to reduce the risk of COVID-19 contagion would come into force as of today, 16 March 2020:


COVID-19: Courts Closed in Tunisia

Budd Tunisia advises that following a decision taken yesterday by the Ministry of Justice, all Tunisian Courts have suspended all but emergency activity for an unlimited period of time from 16 March onwards.


COVID-19 - Preventive Measures in Rades, Tunisia

Budd Tunisia reports that Rades Merchant Navy has issued a Circular on preventive measures to reduce the risk of COVID-19.


COVID-19: Courts Closed in Vietnam

Budd Vietnam advises that the Law Courts have been closed until the end of March 2020 to reduce the risks of COVID-19 infection.


COVID-19: New Measures for Vessels Calling in Douala

Douala’s Port Authority has issued a Public Notice instigating the following pre-berthing measures aimed at containing COVID-19:


COVID-19: Berthing Procedures Modified in Dakar

In view of the COVID-19 outbreak, Dakar’s Port Authority has recently issued the circular below modifying berthing procedures from 1 March 2020.


China: SPRO Requirements as of 1 March 2020

The Maritime Safety Administration of the People’s Republic of China recently published new Measures of Administration on Agreement for Ship Pollution Response Regime, which became effective on 1 March 2020.

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