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.

The ship, carrying 1,455 passengers and a crew of 802, had been denied entry to port by Thailand, Japan, China’s Taiwan, Guam and the Philippines due to concerns over the virus.

The stranded cruise liner arrived at the Sihanoukville Autonomous Port (PAS) in southwest Cambodia on Thursday and passengers were allowed to disembark from the ship on Friday morning after those ill passengers tested negative for the virus.

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