SEOUL: South Korea is considering adding Russia to its list of countries that require separate inspections as cluster infections on Russian ships continue to rise, health authorities say.

At least 32 crew members on a Russian-flagged fishing boat docked southeast of Busan tested positive for the new Kovid-19 virus.

Of the 94 crew members on board the 7,733-tonne ship that entered the port of Busan on July 8, 62 tested negative for Kovid-19. By: Chhouk Bora