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Cruise Ship Passengers Disembark After Being Stranded At Sea Over Virus Fears


Added 02-14-20 06:06:04am EST - “The MS Westerdam with 3,700 people aboard was rebuffed by Japan, Taiwan, Thailand, the Philippines and Guam before ultimately being allowed to dock at the Cambodian port of Sihanoukville.” - Npr.org

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Npr.org: “Cruise Ship Passengers Disembark After Being Stranded At Sea Over Virus Fears ”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

A passenger, right, is hugged by Cambodia Prime Minister Hun Sen after she disembarked from the MS Westerdam, at the port of Sihanoukville, Cambodia, on Friday. Heng Sinith/AP hide caption

A passenger, right, is hugged by Cambodia Prime Minister Hun Sen after she disembarked from the MS Westerdam, at the port of Sihanoukville, Cambodia, on Friday.

Passengers and crew aboard a cruise ship denied entry at several Asian ports in recent days due to fears of coronavirus, cheered as they were finally allowed to disembark in Cambodia on Friday.

The MS Westerdam with nearly 1,500 passengers aboard had been rebuffed by Japan, Taiwan, Thailand, the Philippines and the U.S. territory of Guam before ultimately being allowed to dock at the Cambodian port of Sihanoukville.

Although none of the passengers or crew aboard had reported any symptoms of COVID-19, the pneumonia-like disease caused by the novel coronavirus, concern of contagion had forced them to remain at sea after the vessel docked in Hong Kong on Feb. 1.

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