Covid 19: All recreational craft entering the country will have health inspection – Minister

Mindelo, Mar 16 (Inforpress) – The Minister of Maritime Economy, Paulo Veiga, announced Sunday that all recreational craft that enter Cabo Verde, in the marinas and in the bays, from now on, will have health inspection before landing.

According to the government official, the measure was taken after the alert given by the São Vicente Health delegate, last Friday, which mentioned this “fragility” existing in the country and which could facilitate the entry of the new coronavirus (Covid-19).

“In this sense, the Maritime Police and the Coast Guard will reinforce the surveillance of our bays at national level to control the vessels that dock,” said Paulo Veiga, adding that means of surveillance belonging to the Port Management Company (Enapor), the Coast Guard will be used in various ports and also radars from different institutions.

All of this, according to the same source, to avoid or minimize the possibility of the country having Covid-19.

The Minister said that Enapor and the Maritime and Port Institute (IMP) are already giving guidance to all delegations in this regard and, on Monday, there will be a meeting of the Crisis Office, in which additional measures will be analyzed to be taken.



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