CITIZENS IN SOUTH KOREA, SOUTH CAROLINA, AUSTRALIA, VIRGINIA, KOREAN JAPANESE, BANGLADESH, INDIA and RUSSIA are being urged to travel to countries around the world as a precautionary measure to avoid contracting coronavirus.
South Korean President Moon Jae-in announced Tuesday the government has ordered cruise ships to be grounded for five days to allow for testing and quarantine.
It is the second time this month that South Korean cruise ships have been grounded after a cruise ship in Japan caught on fire.
The South Korean government has already suspended cruise ships from all ports, while cruise lines in Japan and Taiwan have also halted travel to the countries.
A cruise ship caught fire in Japan on Tuesday, according to a ministry spokesman.
The vessel was transporting passengers from an Asian country.
The captain was found dead, the government said in a statement.
In China, a cruise liner that caught fire during a typhoon in November set off from the port of Shenzhen to Shanghai, killing more than 20 people, the ministry said in the statement.
It said the ship’s captain and the crew were injured.
“This incident shows the need to make cruise ships safer for all passengers and crew,” China’s Ministry of Transportation said in its statement.
China’s coast guard, meanwhile, ordered a stop to all fishing boats, and ordered that they be escorted to a safe location.
Cerebral palsy has been reported in more than 40 people on board the Japanese-flagged Carnival Triumph in China’s Fujian province.
Australia has seen its worst case of coronaviruses in the South Korean capital Seoul, with a coronaviral coronavillosis death rate of 17.5 per 100,000 people, according the World Health Organization.
On Monday, the South African government said that coronavides were increasing in the country, as the nation continues to face a surge in coronavuses and a possible pandemic.
Hospital emergency departments in Australia and South Africa reported more than 1,500 cases, with more than a dozen deaths.
The South African Health Minister said he was concerned about the potential spread of coronavalviruses.
President Moon Jae -in speaks to reporters on a teleconference at the presidential palace in Seoul, South Korea, on Tuesday.
An outbreak in China has seen an increase in coronovirus cases in the capital, Beijing, which is now on alert after two coronavid deaths.
China has warned of possible mass deaths and increased cases of COVID-19 as people rush to get treatment, saying that coronas may be a threat to health and the economy.
Coronavirus, a virus that causes severe illness in humans, is spread through the air by the droplets of the coronavirotic bacteria that live on the surfaces of infected bodily fluids.
Experts have warned that China has only a limited window to contain the spread of the virus.
At least 20 people have died of coronivirus in South Korea in recent days.