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Coronavirus Covid-19: Passengers aboard Westerdam cruise ship finally disembark

Passengers on the Holland America Line’s Westerdam cruise ship have disembarked at Cambodia after 20 people on board tested negative for the coronavirus, Covid-19.

Cambodia permits the ship while five countries denied

The cruise ship received permission to dock at Sihanoukville in Cambodia after being turned away by five countries over the fear of the Covid-19.

To ensure the safety, all 20 guests and crew who visited the ship’s medical centre during the course of the journey due to illness will undergo blood testing for the coronavirus.

Pasteur Laboratory in Phnom Penh found blood test results of 20 guests negative

The Pasteur Laboratory in Phnom Penh found that the results were negative and the Cambodian Health Ministry announced the results.

All passengers and crew on the ship underwent health screening before they got off the ship.

Holland America Group and Carnival UK group CEO Stein Kruse expresses deepest gratitude for providing support and being effective allies in bringing our guests home

Holland America Group and Carnival UK group CEO Stein Kruse said: “We extend our deepest gratitude to President Trump, Cambodia’s Honorable Prime Minister Hun Sen, Canadian Foreign Minister Champagne, elected officials across the country and governments around the world for providing support and being effective allies in bringing our guests home.”

The cruise line also received help from the US embassies in many countries and the Netherlands, the line’s flag state, to work with diplomatic channels.

 Cambodia has one confirmed case of the virus with no deaths so far

The epidemic has so far killed 1,383 and infected more than 64,000 people. Cambodia has one confirmed case of the virus with no deaths so far.

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