‘Floating around the ocean’: A Westerdam cruise ship has been turned away by 5 countries despite no passengers testing positive for coronavirus

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  • On Tuesday, Thailand became the fifth country to deny entry to the Westerdam luxury liner amid coronavirus fears.
  • The luxury liner departed Hong Kong on February 1 and set sail on a 14-day cruise to Taiwan and Japan.
  • Although Westerdam operator, Holland America Line, says none of its 1,455 guests and 802 crew members have coronavirus, the ship has already been turned away by Taiwan, Japan, the Philippines, and the US territory of Guam.
  • The World Health Organization said Thai officials may board the ship to investigate the passengers’ health conditions before deciding whether they should be “allowed to eventually disembark read more >>>

    Source : BusinessInsider.Com

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