Maritime authorities adopt strict virus controls on ferry to Chongming

Wu Ruofan
Ferry passenger traffic was light on Monday as people returned to work, but authorities are still taking all necessary safety precautions.
Wu Ruofan
Maritime authorities adopt strict    virus controls on ferry to Chongming

Marine transport staff are ready to enforce epidemic control measures for the safety of passengers.

The Baoshan Maritime Administration Commission is taking precautions to prevent the spread of novel coronavirus pneumonia as the city resumes work after the extended holiday break.

On Monday, the first day of work for many people after an extended holiday, Chongming Island ferry passenger traffic totalled just 2,374 people, compared with last year's 13,000 passengers.

Controls of passengers’ use of masks, ship sanitation and safety management against overloading were implemented by workers at Baoyang Port, one of the key terminals between Chongming and the rest of Shanghai.

On-site patrol boats were dispatched through electronic remote monitoring to reinforce the safety of water transportation during busy hours.

Baoshan also collects daily information from shipping companies and passenger terminals to strengthen epidemic prevention measures and deal with emergency situations.

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