Cruise ship crew given COVID-19 all-clear in Cambodia

The crew of a US cruise ship were given the all-clear from the deadly new coronavirus on Thursday (Feb 20), as Cambodia’s strongman premier suggested a former passenger who tested positive had caught it after leaving the country.

The Westerdam was at sea for two weeks, rejected by five countries over fears its passengers could be carrying the virus, which has killed more than 2,100 people.

But Cambodia’s premier Hun Sen allowed it to dock on the country’s southern coast on Feb 13, and hundreds disembarked after basic health checks.

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