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More tests needed for coronavirus confirmation
More tests were needed to confirm that an American passenger from the 'Westerdam' has the coronavirus after she tested positive in Malaysia, the MS WESTERDAM’s operator said on Feb 16, leading a number of passengers to be barred from a flight leaving Kuala Lumpur. The 83-year-old woman was the first passenger from the vessel to test positive for the virus. While the first results have been reported, they were preliminary at this point and needed a secondary testing for confirmation. Cambodian authorities called on Malaysia to review its test results. 236 passengers and 747 crew remained aboard the vessel, which remained docked in the port of Sihanoukville. It had arrived on Feb 13 carrying 1,455 passengers and 802 crew members after having spent two weeks at sea after being turned away by Japan, Taiwan, Guam, the Philippines and Thailand. The passengers were tested regularly on board and Cambodia also tested 20 once it docked. None was found to have the new coronavirus. The American woman flew to Malaysia on Friday from Cambodia along with 144 others from the ship in stable condition. The woman’s husband had shown symptoms but tested negative. The couple were the only ones among the 145 to show symptoms. Cambodia’s government said its own tests had been done in collaboration with the World Health Organisation and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Following the woman's positive test, a number of passengers, including two Dutch citizens, were denied boarding for an Amsterdam-bound KLM flight departing from Kuala Lumpur, according to the Dutch foreign ministry. The tourists who were kept from boarding KLM flight 810 are still in Malaysia, along with another group of Dutch citizens suspected to have had contact with the infected American woman. Dutch RIVM National Institute for Public Health and the Environment estimated that 11 people were not allowed on the plane. A number of Dutch citizens who were aboard the Westerdam have alread returned to the Netherlands, where they were to be monitored daily by local health authorities. Several of the 57 German passengers on board were already travelling home, some still were staying in their cabins.
One passenger tested positive
A 83 old female passenger of the 'Westerdam' has been tested positive for corona virus in Malaysia, when checked by Malaysian medics upon the arrival from Cambodi on Feb 15. The American woman was tested positive twice, her husband negative. 144 tourists took a flight from Cambodia to Malaysia on their return trips home.
Cruise ship moored off Sihanoukville
In the morning of Feb 13, the 'Westerdam' finally arrived at an anchoring point in the city of Sihanoukville. She had departed Hong Kong on Feb 1 with 1,455 passengers and 802 crew members on board. The ship was turned away from Thailand, Taiwan, Guam, the Philippines, and Japan. Outside Sihanoukville authorities can conduct health checks on board. Passengers will then be able to leave the ship and return to their home countries from Phnom Penh. The US embassy in Cambodia sent a team to assist its citizens with planning their journey. Cambodia's decision to welcome the 'Westerdam' was praised by the chief of the World Health Organization (WHO) as an example of the international solidarity they have consistently been calling for. There have been regular health checks for all passengers on board the 'Westerdam', and there have been no corana virus cases so far.News schreiben