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China’s coronavirus quarantine threatens supply chains as ‘vulnerable’ seamen forced to endure weeks of isolation

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[unable to retrieve full-text content]Spending months at sea is part of the job for Chinese crewmen like Geng, but as the coronavirus pandemic drastically alters the way people move around the world, the stretches away from home are getting longer and longer.After finishing a seven-month contract in late October and disembarking at the Egyptian seaport of Suez, Geng, who only gave his surname, is still in quarantine one and a half months later.“Two more weeks to go,” he said recently from his third and final hotel room stay in his…

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Spending months at sea is part of the job for Chinese crewmen like Geng, but as the coronavirus pandemic drastically alters the way people move around the world, the stretches away from home are getting longer and longer.After finishing a seven-month contract in late October and disembarking at the Egyptian seaport of Suez, Geng, who only gave his surname, is still in quarantine one and a half months later.“Two more weeks to go,” he said recently from his third and final hotel room stay in his…
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