East India Company quarantine

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      Does enyone know if the EIC ships had to stop for a quarantine period when arriving in China or coming back to England? I always read that ships had long time anchorage at Whampoa island, off Canton, but I thought it was mostly because their draft was not suitable for low sea bottom as it was in Canton harbour (on painting only sampans are portraied with rare junks). I don’t know if the crews had to remain on board for a period before having the permit to land.
      Thank you!

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