Phnom Penh Plans Send Westerdam Passengers Sightseeing, Even As Officials Scramble to Test Them

Cambodian authorities are now testing all remaining passengers and crew aboard the docked MS Westerdam cruise ship in Sihanoukville, days after an American woman tested positive for COVID-19 despite being cleared by local officials in Cambodia.

But, even as officials in Preah Sihanouk seemed to be taking additional steps to confirm if passengers were infected with the virus, Phnom Penh Governor Khuong Sreng said passengers in the capital would attend an event at the Sokha Phnom Penh Hotel Monday evening.

Khuong Sreng, however, refused to comment on local media reports about City Hall planning a tour of the city’s tourist landmarks for the Westerdam passengers.

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