More passengers to leave cruise ship in Cambodia after coronavirus tests

More passengers from a cruise ship that docked in Cambodia last week after being turned away at five other ports will fly home on Tuesday, following tests for the new coronavirus, the country’s prime minister said.

An American woman who had been on the Westerdam cruise ship tested positive for the virus at the weekend after a special flight chartered by the cruise line reached Malaysia, prompting renewed scrutiny for the hundreds of passengers and crew still on board or ashore in Cambodia.

“Today more than 300 tourists will fly from Phnom Penh to Dubai on a (Boeing) 777 airplane, I have learned from the ship’s crew,” Prime Minister Hun Sen said in a speech.

In full: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-cambodia-cruiseship/more-passengers-to-leave-cruise-ship-in-cambodia-after-coronavirus-tests-idUSKBN20C107

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