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24 February 2020 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 03:36 GMT+1



February 12, 2020

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Westerdam finds a landing port as they go up 174 passengers of the Diamond Princess Coronavirus

The unit of Holland America Line will land tomorrow in Cambodia

If Westerdam has finally found a nation willing to land it in one of its ports, the new numerous cases of Diamond Princess passengers who were found to be positive checks to identify the people on board who have been infected with coronavirus highlight how much this contagion can spread like wildfire in an environment as that of a cruise ship, type of ship which, by the way, has already in the past had to cope with the epidemics such as the norovius.

The Westerdam,with 1,455 passengers and 802 members on board crew, had departed on 1 February last year from the port Laem Chabang and has been at sea ever since because several nations have banned the ship from entering its ports because they feared that there might be passengers on board coronavirus, infection on board that the company Holland America Line, however, has repeatedly and sharply disproved. Now the ship is headed to the port of Sihanoukville where it will land tomorrow at 7:00 a.m. local time thanks to the docking authorization granted by the government Cambodian.

Holland America Line announced that Westerdam will remain in port for several days and passengers will be able to get down ashore, to be transferred by charter flights to Phnom Think of where they can board the flights that will take them back to Home. The cruise line has announced that it will organize and will pay for all flights home, in addition to the already full refund of the cruise and the assignment to the passengers of a credit equal to the value of the cruise refunded and valid for the future cruise. Also Holland America Line reiterated that all passengers are in good health and that there are no known or suspected cases of coronavirus on board or there have never been.

If the Peripezia of Westerdam is coming to an end happily, that of the Diamond Princess is far from over, indeed it has worsened. The Ministry Japan's Health Department has announced that on the ship, which is in quarantine at sea in Yokohama, 39 of the 53 passengers who have been subjected to clinical investigations. As a result, the number of positive contagion results out of 492 overall subject to the checks. Let's remember that before a few dozen passengers had disembarked from the ship to be transferred to there were 2,666 passengers and 1,045 Japanese medical institutes on board. crew members.

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