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Omicron outbreak prompts Singapore to impose restrictions on seafarers

After the outbreak of the Omicron variant, Singapore's port authority, MPA, has decided to suspend crew changes for seafarers with recent travel history to a series of African countries.

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The outbreak of the new Covid-19 variant, Omicron, has now led Singapore's port authority, Maritime and Port Authorities (MPA), to impose new restrictions in connection with crew changes in the Asian shipping hub, the MPA informs in a statement.

According to the MPA, the new demands apply to crews from the so-called NTL countries, which include Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe.

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