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Loading resumes in Brazil after ship quarantined

Christian Fernsby ▼ | May 27, 2020
Soybean loading operations were set to resume late on Tuesday at a berth at Brazil's Paranaguá port after a ship was ordered into quarantine following a positive coronavirus test on a crew member, authorities said.
Paranaguá port
Port   Paranaguá port
Loading at the berth was halted after the positive test, the Williams shipping agency said, adding that it was the first confirmed case of the disease at the port since the coronavirus outbreak began.

Topics: Brazil

All other berths at the port continued to operate as normal.

Brazil's health surveillance agency ANVISA later authorized the ship to leave berth 214 after all other crew members were tested, the port said in a statement.

The vessel was ordered to anchor in a quarantine area and remain there until further notice, it said.