Hong Kong container shipping port hit by Covid-19 outbreak

Kwai Tsing Container Terminals in Hong Kong has been linked to about 65 coronavirus infection cases, reports Bloomberg. The virus was most probably spread through communal resting facilities and dormitories, claimed local reports.

Most of the workers were linked to Wang Kee Port Operation Services Ltd. and were mainly asymptomatic. The outbreak has led to some 100 workers being quarantined, the reports said.

Unions asked for the terminal to remain open in order to maintain a flow of goods, but have called for disinfection of the dormitories and companies where cases have been confirmed. They also urged further testing and implementation of social distancing measures at the communal areas and dormitories.

Kwai Tsing Container Terminals is home to nine container terminals. It has a total handling capacity of some 20m teus a year.