Key Brazil port resumes loading grains after COVID-19 case halted ops

Reuters – Loading of grains and other products at the port of Paranagua, Brazil’s second largest, resumed normally on May 27, after a case of COVID-19 paralyzed work in berth 214 for about 24 hours, according to the port authority.

Soybean loading at that berth was halted after a crew member of a vessel tested positive for the respiratory illness. It was the first confirmed case of the disease reported at Paranagua port since the coronavirus outbreak began, the port authority said.

The ill crew member is a Filipino who is now being treated at a local hospital, according to the port authority. Other crew members on the Mv Clymene vessel have also been tested for the novel coronavirus but their test results were not available.

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