The Chittagong Port has taken precautionary measures to stop the spread of coronavirus from the ships that bring goods from around the world.
All ships must announce if there is any coronavirus patient onboard when they reach the outer anchorage of the port, said the port authority in a press release on Friday.
A medical team led by the port health officer will work round the clock at the port immigration desk. If any sailor wants to get out of the port, he would need to go through a medical scanning first.
The port health officer will examine all sailors on ships coming from the East Asian countries. These ships will get permission to anchor only if the health officer declare 100 percent of the sailors safe.
The port has also prepared ambulance ships to transfer patients directly from the ships to the hospitals in shortest possible time, the press release stated.
In order to stay safe from coronavirus, the port authority has asked the officials of the department of shipping, traffic, security and all stakeholders to wash their hands with soap, not to touch their nose, ear or face with dirty hands and to stay away from infected people.