Health authorities have ordered strict screening of passengers from the MS Westerdam and other people arriving on flights and by land from Cambodia, after the cruise ship was allowed to berth in Sihanoukville on Thursday.
Dr Sukhum Kanchanapimai, the permanent secretary of the Ministry of Public Health, said on Friday that officials had received a list of all people aboard the ship and forwarded it to immigration, so that they would be screened for symptoms of the novel coronavirus if they arrive in the country.
“We have implemented the same measures we imposed on people from Wuhan city. People aboard all flights from Phnom Penh will be checked. This also covers visitors by land from Cambodia,” he said.