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Westerdam finally arrives in Cambodia after 5 ports refused

Prime Minister Hun Sen says decision is "humanitarian"

The Westerdam cruise ship anchored near Sihanoukville port in Preah Sihanouk province, Cambodia, on Feb. 13. It had been denied permission to dock at five ports before Cambodia agreed to accept it.    © EPA/ Jiji

PHNOM PENH -- The Westerdam cruise ship arrived on Thursday morning at Cambodia's coastal city of Sihanoukville, ending days in limbo due to fears over the novel coronavirus.

The ship, carrying 1,455 passengers, had been turned away by several countries due to fears about COVID-19, despite no passengers on board having been diagnosed with the virus.

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