Airlines refuse to take passengers from cruise ship in Cambodia

Passengers and crew of a luxury cruise ship that had been turned away from at least five ports in Asia over coronavirus fears are now stranded in Cambodia after all airlines have refused to carry them, according to government sources.

The situation arose after Malaysia announced that a U.S. woman who flew to Malaysia on Friday after disembarking from the Westerdam ship in the southwestern port of Sihanoukville earlier that day tested positive for the virus.

The Cambodian government allowed the ship to dock on Thursday on humanitarian grounds, after it had been turned away by Japan, Taiwan, the Philippines, Guam and Thailand.

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