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World Cruise passengers land after two weeks at sea over virus fears

07:55  14 february  2020
07:55  14 february  2020 Source:   msn.com

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A cruise ship that spent two weeks at sea after being turned away by five countries over fears that someone aboard might have the coronavirus arrived in Cambodia on Thursday Jones and her fellow passengers have spent almost two weeks at sea as several countries refused to let their ship dock.

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Passengers on a cruise ship that was turned away from ports around Asia over fears they could be carrying the new coronavirus finally began disembarking in Cambodia on Friday.

Passengers wave from the MS Westerdam, owned by Holland America Line, docked at the port of Sihanoukville, Cambodia, Friday, Feb. 14, 2020. Hundreds of the cruise ship passengers long stranded at sea by virus fears cheered as they finally disembarked Friday and were welcomed to Cambodia. (AP Photo/Heng Sinith) © AP Passengers wave from the MS Westerdam, owned by Holland America Line, docked at the port of Sihanoukville, Cambodia, Friday, Feb. 14, 2020. Hundreds of the cruise ship passengers long stranded at sea by virus fears cheered as they finally disembarked Friday and were welcomed to Cambodia. (AP Photo/Heng Sinith) Cambodia's strongman premier Hun Sen welcomed around 100 tourists who were handed flowers as they stepped ashore after an uncertain two weeks at sea.

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Angela Jones is on a cruise to nowhere. For nearly two weeks , the business consultant from the US state of Georgia has been at sea on board the MS Westerdam, a ship of healthy passengers which has been turned away by Japan, Taiwan

The Westerdam was supposed to be taking its 2,257 passengers and crew on a 14-day cruise around east Asia, beginning in Hong Kong on February 1 and ending on Saturday in Yokohama, Japan. 

a group of people performing on a counter: Passengers aboard the Westerdam have been allowed to land in Cambodia after two weeks at sea with various Asian ports refusing them entry © TANG CHHIN Sothy Passengers aboard the Westerdam have been allowed to land in Cambodia after two weeks at sea with various Asian ports refusing them entry Passengers onboard MS Westerdam, a cruise ship that spent two weeks at sea after being turned away by five countries over fears that someone aboard might have the coronavirus, are seen in Sihanoukville, Cambodia February 14, 2020.  REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun © Reuters Passengers onboard MS Westerdam, a cruise ship that spent two weeks at sea after being turned away by five countries over fears that someone aboard might have the coronavirus, are seen in Sihanoukville, Cambodia February 14, 2020. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun But the vessel was turned away from Japan, Guam, the Philippines, Taiwan and Thailand over fears it was carrying someone with COVID-19, a virus that has now killed almost 1,500 people and sickened 65,000, mostly in China.

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A cruise ship that spent two weeks at sea after being turned away by five countries over fears that someone aboard might have the coronavirus arrived in "This morning, just seeing land was such a breathtaking moment." Jones and her fellow passengers have spent almost two weeks at sea as

The Westerdam cruise ship has finally docked after being stuck at sea for 13 days, in Cambodia. The Westerdam cruise ship — which had been rejected entry from five different ports over two weeks over fears that its passengers may be infected with the Wuhan coronavirus — has finally docked.

Cambodia -- a staunch Beijing ally that receives huge sums of Chinese money every year -- announced this week that the boat could dock in Sihanoukville.

"Cambodia does this because Cambodia pays more attention to human rights... we respect the rights of the more than 2,000 people on the boat," Hun Sen said Friday as he welcomed tourists.

Passengers onboard MS Westerdam, a cruise ship that spent two weeks at sea after being turned away by five countries over fears that someone aboard might have the coronavirus, are seen in Sihanoukville, Cambodia February 14, 2020.  REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun © Reuters Passengers onboard MS Westerdam, a cruise ship that spent two weeks at sea after being turned away by five countries over fears that someone aboard might have the coronavirus, are seen in Sihanoukville, Cambodia February 14, 2020. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun "We don't have wealth like a rich country but we have sympathy for the passengers stranded on the ship."

The first 100 people -- whose flights home have been provided by cruise operator Holland America -- were garlanded with jasmine and traditional Cambodian scarves. 

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A cruise ship that spent two weeks at sea after being turned away by five countries over fears that someone aboard might have the coronavirus arrived in “This morning, just seeing land was such a breathtaking moment.” Jones and her fellow passengers have spent almost two weeks at sea as

A cruise ship which had spent two weeks at sea after being turned away by five countries over fears that someone aboard may have the coronavirus arrived Most passengers will be able to disembark and begin their journey home via chartered flights from Phnom Penh, the Cambodian capital, from Feb.

From the deck of the Westerdam, the remaining cruise-goers waved and cheered. All will be allowed to disembark, Hun Sen said, after no cases of the coronavirus were found aboard.

Passenger Christina Kerby -- who has been posting light-hearted updates from the ship since its ordeal started -- said she was "in tears" over the warm reception.

"The show of support is overwhelming," she tweeted.

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Cambodia receives billions of dollars in soft loans, infrastructure, and investment from China, which dispenses it with no questions asked over human rights abuses. 

Hun Sen, Asia's longest serving leader, has been vocal in his support for Beijing's handling of the epidemic, which began in the Chinese city of Wuhan late last year.

Passengers onboard MS Westerdam, a cruise ship that spent two weeks at sea after being turned away by five countries over fears that someone aboard might have the coronavirus, are seen in Sihanoukville, Cambodia February 14, 2020.  REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun © Reuters Passengers onboard MS Westerdam, a cruise ship that spent two weeks at sea after being turned away by five countries over fears that someone aboard might have the coronavirus, are seen in Sihanoukville, Cambodia February 14, 2020. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun Unlike most western nations, he refused to evacuate citizens from the epicentre, insisting that Cambodians should show their support for the Chinese. 

Last week he travelled to Beijing to meet with premier Li Keqiang and President Xi Jinping in a show of solidarity. 

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US tells remaining cruise passengers: Stay out for 2 weeks .
The U.S. government made good on its warning to Americans who chose to remain on board a quarantined cruise ship in Japan, telling them they cannot return home for at least two weeks after they come ashore. U.S. officials notified the passengers Tuesday of the travel restriction, citing their possible exposure to the new virus while on board the Diamond Princess. More than 100 U.S. citizens are still on the ship or in Japanese hospitals. AU.S. officials notified the passengers Tuesday of the travel restriction, citing their possible exposure to the new virus while on board the Diamond Princess. More than 100 U.S. citizens are still on the ship or in Japanese hospitals.

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