Westerdam; No COVID-19 Found

SIHANOUKVILLE, Cambodia (Reuters) – None of the 20 passengers on board a cruise ship which docked in the Cambodian port town of Sihanoukville on Thursday have the coronavirus, a spokesman for the Southeast Asian country’s health ministry told Reuters.

The MS Westerdam, carrying 1,455 passengers and 802 crew, docked in Sihanoukville in the evening after anchoring offshore early in the morning to allow Cambodian officials to board the vessel and collect samples from passengers with any signs of ill health or flu-like symptoms. REUTERS

Five planes are reported to be ready to fly a number of the passengers from Sihanoukville to Phnom Penh, from where they can take flights back home. More checks are expected to be carried out as passengers leave the ship.

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