Carnival cruise ship is running out of ports after 4 nations block entry on coronavirus fears

Carnival cruise ship is running out of ports after 4 nations block entry on coronavirus fears
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Thailand became the latest country to turn a Holland America Line cruise ship away from its ports, sparking concern for the 2,257 passengers and crew desperate to disembark after almost two weeks at sea.

Fearing some guests aboard the Westerdam may be infected with the deadly new coronavirus, Thailand’s Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul announced in a short Facebook post Tuesday that he’s directed authorities to refuse entry into a port near Bangkok. The statement was confirmed by other Thai officials.

The World Health Organization seemed to offer a ray of hope — saying that health authorities may try to board the ship to assess the passengers’ health to see whether they may be allowed to get off the ship in Thailand.

Source: Fortune

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