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The Floating Quarantines: Maritime Implications of Coronavirus in Southeast Asia

The Coronavirus or COVID-19 (“Coronavirus”) from Wuhan, People’s Republic of China (“China“) has engulfed as many as 213 countries across the globe with a medical emergency and has claimed more than 258,160 lives till now with 3,689,887 affected cases.[i] This strain of virus has proven graver than the other types of Coronaviruses and it has never been identified in humans before.[ii] Coronavirus belongs to the zoonotic group of viruses which can affect human being with a range of health ailments ranging from the common cold to serious problems such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV).[iii] The World Health Organization and other co

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