Coronavirus fears spread after cruise ship passenger tests positive

Cambodia is facing heat for possibly inflaming the global coronavirus outbreak when a woman tested positive for the virus after the country allowed her and 1,200 passengers to disembark a cruise ship and many of them to fly to other countries.

Locals told CamboJA News that they hoped the government would think more thoroughly before making decisions that risked people’s health.

To fanfare, passengers disembarked from Holland America Line’s Westerdam ship in Sihanoukville on Friday, with Prime Minister Hun Sen embracing the passengers and touting the action as a humanitarian act. U.S. President Donald Trump tweeted his support.

In full: https://cambojanews.com/coronavirus-fears-spread-after-cruise-ship-passenger-tests-positive/

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