Crew of Chinese PLA Navy Frigate Changzhou Placed in Quarantine Over Coronavirus Fears: Reports

The crew of a Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Navy frigate has been placed in quarantine over coronavirus fears, Daily Star reported.

The report identified the frigate as Changzhou (549), a Type 054A frigate. The report said that the PLA chiefs have admitted the captain of the frigate, Yu Song Qiu, and a number of sailors of have been placed on lockdown.

The Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has caused more than 2,200 deaths in mainland China with more than 75,000 confirmed infections reported.

The Type 054A (NATO codename: Jiangkai II) frigate is a class of Chinese multi-role frigates, the first of which entered service with the PLA Navy Surface Force in 2007. It is a development of the Type 054 frigate, using the same hull but with improved sensors and weapons.

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