IMO postpones further meetings due to COVID-19

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The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has announced that meetings which were scheduled to be held in July, including the next regular session of the IMO Council, have now been postponed, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  
However, work has begun to prepare for a revised meeting programme for the remainder of 2020. 
Resuming physical meetings will depend on guidance from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the UK Government, as well as the situation of IMO Member States.
The meetings which were scheduled to be held in July and have now been postponed are: 
• the 124th session of the Council scheduled to take place from 29 June to 3 July 2020;
• the 7th session of the Sub-Committee on Implementation of IMO Instruments scheduled to take place from 20 to 24 July 2020; and
• the 16th meeting of the Joint IMO/ITU Experts Group on Maritime Radiocommunication Matters scheduled to take place from 6 to 10 July 2020 – however, for this meeting, alternative arrangements are currently under consideration, in consultation with ITU and the Chair of the Experts Group.