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