SIHANOUKVILLE, Cambodia (Reuters) – A cruise ship spent two weeks at sea after being turned over by five countries on concern that someone on board could bring coronavirus to Cambodia on Thursday, to rescue passengers and Praise global health officials.
MS Westerdam, a cruise ship that was rejected by five countries for fear that someone on board could be infected with coronavirus, was seen arriving at Sihanoukville port in Cambodia on February 13, 2020. REUTERS / Stringer
The MS Westerdam, carrying 1,455 passengers and 802 crew, can be seen from the harbor of Cambodia's Cambodian port town after anchoring offshore early in the morning.
People in the harbor prepare to pick up passengers with bouquets of flowers, as Cambodian embassy and health officials wait beside journalists.
One of the recent moments we thought we were going home only to be turned away, Angela Angela Jones, an American tourist aboard, told Reuters in a message. This morning, just seeing the land was a breathtaking moment.
Jones and her fellow passengers spent nearly two weeks at sea because some countries refused to let their ships dock.
However, the time of their last trip home is still uncertain, however, when the ship faces health checks by authorities and passengers need to be taken to Cambodia's capital, Phnom Penh. catch charter flights.
The ship's captain, Vincent Smit, initially told the passengers in a letter that some people might …
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