Worldwide news in brief 04/02/20


South African ports remain open despite the restrictions
The country announced quarantine for 21 days. At the same time, ports continue operations, but there are practically no attendants. This caused misunderstanding among miners in South Africa, Zambia and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. There are no guarantees that the ports will continue to operate and that copper and other minerals from the regions and other cargo will be loaded.


1 million infected COVID-19 in the world
Unfortunately, this is not fiction. This is a fact for today.
The head of the World Health Organization made a statement that today, on April 2, if the trend continious, the number of patients with coronavirus on earth will reach more than 1 million. At the same time, he clarified that about 200 thousand have already recovered. The bad news is that about 50 thousand died from COVID-19. There are more and more restrictions on movement in the world due to a pandemi.


North Korea continues rocket launches
While the whole world is fighting the coronavirus, Kim Jong-un (DPRK leader) continues to initiate the firing ranges of his long-range ballistic missiles. The UN Security Council did not respond to launches. But France, Belgium, Germany, Estonia, Poland and the United Kingdom are concerned about Korea’s missile development. DPRK only this month 4 times launched rockets in the direction of the Sea of Japan.


Oil prices grew up ↗️ because of trump 🇺🇸 tweet
US President Donald Trump said on Twitter that Russia 🇷🇺 and Saudi Arabia have reached an agreement and are ready to reduce oil production ☝️ by 10-15 million barrels per day.
In this regard, 📈 oil prices rose sharply – by as much as 25%.
Now the price of Brent oil is $ 33.03 💵 per barrel, WTI – $ 26.20 💵


Scientists in Australia have begun testing two potential coronavirus vaccines in “milestone” lab trials.
The vaccines have been cleared for animal testing by the World Health Organization. Australia’s national science agency will assess if the vaccines work, and if they would be safe for humans. There are several other vaccine developments occurring around the world at the moment at extraordinary speed.


Cargo ship denied entry to Port of Halifax over COVID-19 concerns
A cargo ship travelling from Germany has been denied entry to the Port of Halifax because several crew members have symptoms of COVID-19. The Siem Cicero is carrying a shipment of cars, which is considered non-essential.


The death of three sailors 😱 aboard the ship Stella Karina
On board the Magadan ship 🚢 Stella Karina, under Russian flag, the bodies of three crew members were found. The reason of death has not yet been established.
The trawler was fishing in the Sea of Okhotsk. The victims are electrician of a fishing vessel, chief angineer and a foreman. The Norwegian-made vessel belongs to the Magadanryba company, which is engaged in fishing. The crew consisted of 32 people 😕

Cruises stopped in the Crimea

In connection with the spread of the COVID-19, the Crimean government signed a decree to stop the full carriage of passengers by sea. The document comes into force on April 2, 2020, the ban is valid until April 14, 2020. To stop the spread of coronavirus, the government will restrict sea passenger traffic, as well as the movement of small vessels. Currently, 16 confirmed cases of coronavirus have been recorded in the Republic of Crimea.


Korean tanker SUNRISE SAMBU had an accident🚢
Tanker SUNRISE SAMBU, Korea, collided with a cargo ship SEIKAI MARU, Japan. This incident happened in the waters of 🌊 Kawasaki yesterday, April 1. Both vessels were en route 🙀 during the collision, resulting in minor damage. A cargo ship docked at ⛵️ Kawasaki port. The tanker was anchored to Kawasaki. Fortunately, there was no leakage of oil products; no one was injured from the crew 😉. Thanks God 🙏

30 to 82 Ukrainian sailors 🚢 blocked on coronavirus ship
We are talking about the passenger ship EL.VENIZELOS (Greece), on which the coronavirus ⛵️ was previously diagnosed (20 passengers) ⛵️. The ship was sailing from Turkey to Spain, at the moment it is anchored in the port of Piraeus (Greece). On board there are only 383 people 😱, these are residents of Turkey, Ukraine, Russia and other countries.


EU Antitrust Regulators Halt Hyundai, Daewoo Deal Probe
EU antitrust regulators have halted their investigation into world No. 1 shipbuilding group Hyundai Heavy Industries’ $1.8 billion merger with Daewoo while waiting for the companies to provide information. The European Commission said it stopped the clock on Wednesday.