Al Jazeera

Al Jazeera 13 Feb 2020

Coronavirus: Cruise ship passengers disembark in Cambodia


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.

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Passengers who are well have been taken to a hotel to undergo a mandatory 14-day quarantine.


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