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ABC News 8 Feb 2020

Cruise ship passengers stranded as concerns over spread of coronavirus grow


The secretary of homeland security speaks out about containment efforts in the U.S.

In the United States, there are now at least 230 confirmed cases of coronavirus across 21 states. This comes as officials are testing cruise ship passengers stranded 70 miles off the coast of San Francisco. CBS News' Naomi Ruchim joined CBSN AM with more.
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.
Cruise ship passengers are isolated after a former passenger dies from coronavirus.

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