Kolkata (West Bengal), Feb. 12 -- : Nineteen Chinese crew of a vessel coming from Shanghai via Singapore were allowed to enter Kolkata after being quarantined at Sagar Island in South 24 Parganas for several hours on Wednesday.

Port officials said that the thermal scanning of the crew will be done again tomorrow.

Last month, the Kolkata Port Trust (KoPT) had taken safety precautions in the light of the spread of coronavirus beyond China and the foreign crews coming to the port are required to undergo thermal scanning.

KoPT Chairman Vinit Kumar said that medical safety gears like gloves, masks, and medical kits have also been arranged. The multinational crew will be allowed only after completion of thermal scanning and if such cases are d...