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Al Jazeera 13 Feb 2020

Coronavirus: Cruise ship passengers disembark in Cambodia

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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.


The second of two flights carrying Americans from a cruise ship quarantined in Japan due to the coronavirus landed in Texas, Monday, February 17.
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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 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 aboard the Holland America cruise ship were finally allowed to dock in Cambodia after two weeks at sea, while a ship in Japan is still locked down. Scientists are now racing to develop a vaccine to combat the highly infectious virus.

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