Vessel from India docked in Durban, crew tests positive for COVID-19

14 crew members of a vessel from India have tested positive for COVID-19 in the Durban port. The vessel is under lockdown and crew members are in quarantine. KRISP director and founder Tulio de Oliveira speaks to eNCA's Sally Burdett. #eNCA​ Courtesy #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - 14 crew members of a vessel from India have tested positive for COVID-19 at the Durban harbour.

The vessel is under lockdown and crew members in quarantine. The Filipino-crewed Eaubonne vessel sailed from India 17 days ago.

The global spotlight on the coronavirus pandemic is currently turned on India. It has more than 20 million cases and counting.

READ: Deadly oxygen shortages as India nears 20m cases

While global aid is being rushed to the nation of 1.3 billion, it’s also a sobering reminder that this virus undergoes significant mutations.

There are concerns that the India dominant variant may emerge in South Africa.

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eNCA

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