The World Health Organization (WHO) determined that the outbreak of Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a pandemic on 11 March 2020. Read more here.
IMO has published a number of press briefings on key issues related to the pandemic, including crew changes, repatriation of seafarers and meetings postponements : click here for the full list of press briefings.
IMO has also established an internal team to help seafarers faced with a variety of difficult situations caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Click here to find out more about the work achieved by the Organization to support seafarers around the globe.