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Westerdam passengers disembark in Cambodia after 2 weeks stranded

No one on board was found to be carrying new coronavirus

Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen speaks next to a cruise ship Westerdam in Sihanoukville on Feb. 14.

SIHANOUKVILLE (Reuters) -- Passengers on a cruise ship that spent two weeks at sea after being turned away by five countries over coronavirus fears started disembarking in Cambodia on Friday.

The MS Westerdam, carrying 1,455 passengers and 802 crew, docked in the Cambodian port town of Sihanoukville on Thursday. It had anchored offshore early in the morning to allow Cambodian officials to board and collect samples from passengers with any signs of ill health or flu-like symptoms.

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