on the MS Westerdam left the port of Hong kong on the 1st of February, for a scheduled tvåveckorskryssning from a range of countries in asia. However, when it came time to dock at Yokohama, Japan, on Saturday, there was a prompt " no " from the authorities.
and Then, the boat has also been slammed by the World bank for the Philippines, Taiwan, and Thailand, all of which were concerned that some of the passengers to bring with them to the new coronavirus in the country. They have not allowed themselves to be soothed by the assurance that no person on board is showing the signs of the disease.
it has in the past refused to be put in a number of asian ports, with the rise of the fear that the virus, which has claimed over 1,100 lives – to spread.
But Wednesday's announcement was the MS Westerdam, with 1.455, passengers, and 802 of the crew are going to have to put in the port town of Sihanoukville in southern Cambodia.
”the Passengers are going to have to walk in the country”, said the Dutch-american shipping company Holland America, in a statement, adding: ”We are extremely grateful for the assistance of the cambodian authorities.”
this seems to be her changed plans in a hurry.
”Not a bad place to be in. I'm sitting in the lounge right now, and get your hair fixed and get ready for the buffet,”, tweet, the passenger, Christina Kerby.
Her optimism is in stark contrast to the mood on board of the cruise ship, the Diamond Princess, whose over 3,000 passengers, has been in quarantine since the boat arrived in Japan in the early part of last week. This is a passenger who got off in Hong kong, was tested positive for the virus disease, which is called covid-19.
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since Then, a total of 175 people on board are confirmed to carry the virus. Infected people have been evacuated from the ship, and the four of them, the condition is serious, according to the Japan's minister of health Katsunobu Kato, Japan.
in the Quarantine area, is currently scheduled to be in force until the 19th of February.<