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Al Jazeera 13 Feb 2020

Cambodia tests cruise ship passengers for coronavirus

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A cruise ship that has been at sea for two weeks has docked in Cambodia after it was turned away by four other governments in the region.
There are no confirmed coronavirus cases on board, but everyone is being tested before they can disembark.
Al Jazeera's Wayne Hay reports from Sihanoukville.


Passengers from a cruise ship turned away by four countries because of coronavirus fears have finally been allowed off in Cambodia.

The ship had been at sea for two weeks, and the 2,000 passengers and crew had been tested to see if they were carrying the virus when it arrived on Wednesday.

Al Jazeera's Wayne Hay reports from Sihanoukville where the ship arrived.

He says the Cambodian government is prepared to let passengers into the country, even if they were found to be infected with the virus.
In Cambodia, it was all smiles as passengers disembarked from a cruise ship that had been turned away by four Asian governments over fears of an outbreak of the coronavirus.
There have been no confirmed cases among the more than 2,000 people on board the MS Westerdam.
Al Jazeera's Wayne Hay reports from the Sihanoukville port where the ship is docked.
A cruise ship, which had been stranded at sea for two weeks, finally was able to dock in Cambodia, Thursday, February 13.
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Among more than 300 U.S. citizens and their immediate family members evacuated from a cruise ship under quarantine near Tokyo, 14 have now tested positive for the coronavirus.

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