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Ship Passengers Who Disembarked in Cambodia ‘Were Not Worried at All’

Ochheu Teal Beach, long, sandy and narrow, is the nicest beach closest to the port city of Sihanoukville.

Cambodia applauded for accepting Westerdam cruise ship

Words of appreciation and admiration have poured in for Cambodia on Saturday (Feb 15) after it allowed the Westerdam cruise ship, which had been stranded at sea for days over Covid-19 (coronavirus) fears, to dock at its sea port of Sihanoukville.

Coronavirus: passengers celebrate ‘best cruise ever’, after Westerdam ship docks at Cambodia

The cruise ship spent two weeks at sea after five nations turned it away over coronavirus fears. But the time stranded at sea was anything but uncomfortable, with passengers enjoying services such as free wine and three-course meals.

Cambodia gets more praise for allowing ship to dock

The cruise ship that was allowed to dock in Cambodia after being turned away at five other ports by authorities fearful of the spread of the deadly new virus from China disembarked passengers for a second day on Saturday so they can fly home.

Shackled and locked up, Cambodia’s mentally ill languish in limbo

The slender 15-year-old shifts restlessly from one knee to the other on the wooden floor of his family's houseboat. He has just finished a dinner of rice and fish, but he can't play with the other children: His ankle is shackled, and he can move only within a three-foot radius.

Westerdam passenger from Cambodia confirmed as Malaysia’s 22nd COVID-19 case (video)

An 83-year-old American woman who was among 145 people to disembark the cruise ship MS Westerdam at Cambodia’s Sihanoukville port on Friday was today (Feb 15) confirmed as Malaysia’s 22nd COVID-19 case.

American tourist who disembarked from cruise in Cambodia tests positive for COVID-19 in Malaysia

An American woman who entered Malaysia after disembarking from a cruise ship in Cambodia was the latest person to be diagnosed with COVID-19 in the country on Saturday (Feb 15).

American from cruise ship docked in Cambodia tests positive for coronavirus

An 83-year-old American woman who had been a passenger on a cruise ship that docked in Cambodia has tested positive for the new coronavirus on landing in Malaysia, health authorities said on Saturday.

Cruise firm seeks new virus test for passenger from ship in Cambodia

More tests are needed to confirm that an American passenger from a cruise ship docked in Cambodia has the new coronavirus after she tested positive in Malaysia, the MS Westerdam’s operator said on Sunday.

Ministry rejects request to repeal law on NGOs

The Ministry of Interior has rejected a request by some 100 civil society organisations to repeal the Law on Associations and NGOs (Lango).

After EBA Loss, Hun Sen Welcomes Cruise, Touts Human Rights Respect

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Friday linked his decision to let a luxury cruise ship dock in Cambodia, after it had been turned away by other nations due to coronavirus fears, with the nation’s commitment to human rights, just days after the E.U. withdrew trade benefits over rights violations.

Fewer Than 100 People Have Been Tested for Coronavirus in Cambodia

Some 70 to 80 people have been tested for the novel coronavirus in Cambodia since January 10, including 20 people aboard a luxury cruise ship who were tested on Thursday, Health Ministry spokeswoman Or Vandine said.

100s of Children in Cambodia Work in Brick Factories, Report Finds

Hundreds of children work in Cambodian brick factories, according to a survey by labor groups. A government spokesman denied the report's findings.

Cruise Ship Coronavirus Ordeal Ends with Cambodia Welcome

Stranded passengers disembarked and were welcomed to Cambodia by the nation’s authoritarian leader who handed them flowers.

Cambodia stages PR stunt with passengers of ‘coronavirus’ cruise ship

Passengers on a cruise ship that was turned away from ports around Asia over fears they could be carrying the new coronavirus finally began disembarking in Cambodia on Friday (14 February).

Cruise ship passengers in Cambodia clear of coronavirus (video)

Blood tests taken from some passengers, who were unwell when ship arrived in Cambodian waters on Thursday, tested negative.

Cruise ship rejected by five countries over coronavirus fears docks in Cambodia (video)

Passengers aboard the MS Westerdam cruise ship, which was turned away by five countries over coronavirus fears, were allowed to disembark in Cambodia on Friday.

Hundreds of Passengers Disembark Cruise Ship in Cambodia After Being Denied Entry to 5...

More than 400 passengers have disembarked the cruise ship Westerdam, which docked in Cambodia on Thursday after five other countries refused its entry amid fears of a potential COVID-19 outbreak.

Cambodian arrivals to be screened

Thai health authorities step up vigilance after Phnom Penh allows cruise ship to dock.

Life on the margins: Life inside Phnom Penh’s urban poor communities

Across rapidly developing Phnom Penh, landless urban poor communities face imminent threats of eviction, on top of a myriad of health and sanitation issues. What is life like for these communities on the margins?


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Second Test Confirms Virus in Ship Passenger Cleared by Cambodia

A second test confirmed that an elderly American woman, who had traveled on a cruise ship allowed to dock in Cambodia, was accurately diagnosed with the coronavirus upon arriving in Kuala Lumpur on a flight from Phnom Penh, Malaysia’s deputy prime minister said Sunday.