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Scramble to find US cruise passengers as 1 later tests positive for coronavirus

US cruise liner Westerdam was at sea for two weeks during which it was barred from Japan, Guam, the Philippines, Taiwan, and Thailand over fears it could be carrying the virus. On Thursday Cambodia, a staunch ally of Beijing, allowed the ship to dock at Sihanoukville.
The cruise ship MS Westerdam at dock in the Cambodian port of Sihanoukville, Cambodia.(Reuters Photo)
The cruise ship MS Westerdam at dock in the Cambodian port of Sihanoukville, Cambodia.(Reuters Photo)
Updated on Feb 18, 2020 02:00 AM IST
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US cruise ship rejected by ports over coronavirus fears finally gets permission to berth

The 1,455 passengers and 802 crew members of the Westerdam really rejoiced on Wednesday after learning Cambodia had given permission for the cruise liner to dock at Sihanoukville, on its southern coast.
Passengers relax on board the Holland America-operated Westerdam cruise ship, which has been denied permission to dock in Thailand over coronavirus fears, February 12, 2020. Maria Angus/Handout via REUTERS(VIA REUTERS)
Passengers relax on board the Holland America-operated Westerdam cruise ship, which has been denied permission to dock in Thailand over coronavirus fears, February 12, 2020. Maria Angus/Handout via REUTERS(VIA REUTERS)
Updated on Feb 12, 2020 07:48 PM IST
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Pattaya, Thailand | By Agence France-Presse
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