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Back Home in Oregon, U.S. Man Says He Flouted Request to Remain in Cambodia After Westerdam Passenger’s COVID-19 Diagnosis

Comedian Frank King, a hired performer on the Westerdam, was until this past weekend one of hundreds of passengers and crew members on the Holland America cruise ship who were being held in Cambodia until it was determined that they were free of COVID-19. Now back in the U.S., however, he told local reporters that he left through the back of a hotel in Cambodia, against the wishes of security, to return home. “People think I jumped a quarantine,” King told The Oregonian in a Facebook live i...
Tags: Health, Facebook, News, Cdc, Oregon, China, Uncategorized, Fox, Thailand, Malaysia, Dubai, Cambodia, CBP, Customs, Seattle, Bangkok


Cruise Passenger Whose Coronavirus Infection Went Undetected Shows It May Not Be Possible to Stop the Outbreak From Spreading

Just the rumor that there could be coronavirus aboard the Westerdam led five ports to deny the luxury cruise ship entry earlier this month. When Cambodia finally agreed to let the vessel dock at Sihanoukville on Feb. 13 , the Holland America cruise line and public health officials took precautions to determine if anyone on board was infected with the deadly disease. The ship had already been at sea for 12 days, toward the end of what experts believe to be the incubation period f...
Tags: Travel, Japan, News, China, Uncategorized, Taiwan, Malaysia, Middle East, Cambodia, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Wuhan, Kuala Lumpur International Airport, Holland America, Sihanoukville, Harvard T H Chan School of Public Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine


Coronavirus: How did Cambodia's cruise ship welcome go wrong?

The Westerdam was declared virus-free after docking but then a released passenger tested positive.
Tags: News, Cambodia, Westerdam


Coronavirus: cruise passengers relieved to be ashore but stranded in Cambodia

Travel options have been narrowed by a growing list of countries denying entry to passengers from the shipThe cheers of celebration have faded. The waving of roses has ceased. Having finally reached a friendly port willing to accept them after nearly two weeks of uncertainty at sea, hundreds of cruise ship passengers stranded in Cambodia by the new coronavirus outbreak are now simply trying to find a way home.“It’s a weird feeling to travel and go on a trip and you don’t know when you can come h...
Tags: US, World news, Asia Pacific, Cambodia, Phnom Penh, Lydia Miller, Coronavirus outbreak


MS Westerdam passengers test negative for coronavirus; hundreds allowed to depart Cambodia

The remaining 781 passengers on Holland America's MS Westerdam are free to leave Cambodia and travel home after testing negative for coronavirus.          [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Travel, Usa, Cambodia, Usa Today, Holland America


Coronavirus Live Updates: Cambodia Says Cruise Ship Passengers Are Virus-Free

The authorities said they had tested 740 passengers from the Westerdam, a cruise ship that was permitted to dock in the country last week after being turned away from ports across Asia.
Tags: Cruises, Hong Kong, Japan, News, China, Cambodia, Yokohama (Japan, Tests (Medical, Westerdam, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV


Cruise Giant Carnival Works to Manage Deepening Coronavirus Crisis

Carnival could be hurt financially after passengers on two of its ships were found to be infected.
Tags: Cruises, News, Cambodia, Carnival Corporation, Carnival Cruise Lines, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV


China’s Refineries Throttle Back; Deaths Top 2,000: Virus Update - Bloomberg

China’s Refineries Throttle Back; Deaths Top 2,000: Virus Update - Bloomberg:Hong Kong had a second fatality from the coronavirus while China’s death toll from the outbreak went past 2,000.All remaining passengers in the Westerdam cruise ship in Cambodia tested negative for the virus and Japan began releasing passengers from a quarantined cruise ship. Chinese oil refineries cut production even further to cope with weak demand.The number of people infected worldwide exceeded 75,000. The Hubei pro...
Tags: Travel, Hong Kong, Japan, China, Bloomberg, Cambodia, World Health Organization, Hubei, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Westerdam


Coronavirus Causes Spike In Airline Ticket Prices & Drop In Cruise Costs Overseas

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — In the past, threats of other viruses have led to discounts or deals to faraway places, but the coronavirus is actually driving up airline tickets. Many major airlines canceling flights to Beijing and Shanghai and grounding flights returning altogether. The fear is causing cancellations over health concerns and increasing travel costs. As the coronavirus spreads, travelers are taking extra precautions such as wearing masks and wiping down seats. “Cause we don’t know w...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Hong Kong, Japan, Florida, News, China, Local, Seen On, Syndicated Local, Sacramento, Beijing, Atlantic, Shanghai, Cambodia, State Department


Live Updates: Passengers Begin Disembarking Infected Cruise Ship

The number of confirmed new cases in China appeared again to be slowing.
Tags: Cruises, Japan, News, China, Epidemics, Cambodia, Deaths (Fatalities, Hubei Province (China, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV


Live Updates: Coronavirus Spread Still Slowing in China as Officials Maintain Clampdown

As economic fallout from the epidemic continues, more than 150 million people in China are largely confined to their homes.
Tags: Cruises, Japan, News, China, Epidemics, Cambodia, Deaths (Fatalities, Hubei Province (China, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV


Live Updates: Coronavirus Spread Slows in China, but Gains Speed Elsewhere

As economic fallout from the epidemic continues, more than 150 million people in China are largely confined to their homes.
Tags: Cruises, Japan, News, China, Epidemics, Cambodia, Deaths (Fatalities, Hubei Province (China, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV


Coronavirus Epidemic Keeps Growing, but Spread in China Slows

The World Health Organization said China’s drastic limits on people’s movement had helped, but experts cautioned against predicting that the worst was over.
Tags: Japan, News, China, Epidemics, Cambodia, World Health Organization, Travel Warnings, Economic Conditions and Trends, Politics And Government, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV


Live Updates: Economic Fallout From Coronavirus Grows

Reports from manufacturing, banking and other sectors showed the worsening impact of the epidemic, which has brought much of China’s economy to a standstill.
Tags: Cruises, Japan, News, China, Epidemics, Cambodia, Deaths (Fatalities, Hubei Province (China, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV


More than 780 Westerdam travelers trapped in Cambodia over coronavirus fears just tested negative for COVID-19

This saga hasn't ended for everyone: 747 crew members remain stuck on the Westerdam, which is docked in Cambodia. Their COVID-19 tests are up next.
Tags: Science, Cambodia, Westerdam


More than 780 Westerdam travelers trapped in Cambodia over coronavirus fears just tested negative for COVID-19 and can finally go home

This saga hasn't ended for everyone: 747 crew members remain stuck on the Westerdam, which is docked in Cambodia. Their COVID-19 tests are up next.
Tags: Science, Cambodia, Westerdam


Live Updates: Over 150 Million Chinese Are Under Coronavirus Lockdown

More than 10 percent of the country’s population faces restrictions on how often they can leave their homes.
Tags: Cruises, Japan, News, China, Epidemics, Cambodia, Deaths (Fatalities, Hubei Province (China, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV


American woman, 83, tests positive for coronavirus after disembarking Holland America ship

An 83-year-old American who disembarked from Holland America's MS Westerdam in Cambodia has tested positive for coronavirus in Malaysia.          [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Travel, Usa, Malaysia, Cambodia, Usa Today, Holland America, Westerdam


Cambodia's Coronavirus Complacency May Exact a Global Toll

SIHANOUKVILLE, Cambodia -- When Cambodia's prime minister greeted passengers on a cruise ship amid a coronavirus scare on Valentine's Day, embraces were the order of the day. Protective masks were not.Not only did Prime Minister Hun Sen not wear one, assured that the ship was virus-free, his bodyguards ordered people who had donned masks to take them off. The next day, the U.S. ambassador to Cambodia, W. Patrick Murphy, who brought his own family to greet the passengers streaming off the...
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Coronavirus Live Updates: Over 150 Million Chinese Are Under Coronavirus Lockdown

More than 10 percent of the country’s population faces restrictions on how often they can leave their homes.
Tags: Cruises, Japan, News, China, Epidemics, Cambodia, Deaths (Fatalities, Hubei Province (China, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV


Coronavirus Live Updates: Millions Across China Are Under Lockdown

At least 150 million people in China — over 10 percent of the country’s population — face restrictions on how often they can leave their homes.
Tags: Cruises, Japan, News, China, Epidemics, Cambodia, Deaths (Fatalities, Hubei Province (China, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV


Chinese Media Declares Hospital Director Dead From COVID-19, Then Alive, Then Dead Again

Liu Zhiming, the 51-year-old director of Wuchang Hospital in Wuhan, China, died at 10:54 AM local time Tuesday morning after being infected with coronavirus, according to the Wuhan Health Commission. Multiple Chinese state media outlets like the People’s Daily and Global Times reported Liu’s death yesterday but…Read more...
Tags: Health, Hong Kong, Japan, Science, China, Cambodia, Flu, Wuhan, Pandemics, Weibo, Liu, Yokohama, Hubei Province, Wuhan China, Outbreaks, Diamond Princess


Cambodia PM defends ship docking despite virus diagnosis

Cambodia's strongman premier defended on Tuesday his decision to allow a US cruise ship to dock despite at least one passenger later being diagnosed with the deadly coronavirus, while authorities scrambled to track down hundreds that came in contact with her. The Westerdam was turned away by several Asian ports before Cambodia agreed last week to allow its more than 2,000 passengers and crew to disembark. "Some people say it brings the virus to Cambodia, but Cambodia has not had the disease (a...
Tags: News, US, Cambodia, Westerdam


Coronavirus Live Updates: Director of Wuhan Hospital Dies From Virus

Dr. Liu Zhiming, a physician on the front line of the outbreak, is the most senior of the more than 1,700 medical workers who have contracted the virus.
Tags: Cruises, Japan, News, China, Epidemics, Cambodia, Deaths (Fatalities, Hubei Province (China, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV, Liu Zhiming, Wuhan Hospital Dies From Virus


Coronavirus Live Updates: Disease Is Roughly 20 Times Deadlier Than Seasonal Flu

Official figures from China suggest that the disease caused by the coronavirus has a fatality rate of at least 2.3 percent. In contrast, the flu’s fatality rate in the United States is 0.1 percent.
Tags: Cruises, Japan, News, China, United States, Epidemics, Cambodia, Deaths (Fatalities, Hubei Province (China, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV


Coronavirus Live Updates: Disease Roughly 20 Times Deadlier Than Seasonal Flu

Official figures from China suggest that the disease caused by the coronavirus has a fatality rate of at least 2.3 percent. By contrast the flu’s fatality rate in the United States is 0.1 percent.
Tags: Cruises, Japan, News, China, United States, Epidemics, Cambodia, Deaths (Fatalities, Hubei Province (China, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV


'More countries will not let us fly through': Hundreds from Westerdam cruise ship stuck in Cambodia

The Holland America cruise ship nightmare seemed to be over, but things turned when one woman tested positive for coronavirus.         [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Cambodia, Usa Today, Holland America, Westerdam


'More countries will not let us fly through': Hundreds from Westerdam cruise ship stuck in Cambodia

The Holland America cruise ship nightmare seemed to be over, but things turned when one woman tested positive for coronavirus.          [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Travel, Usa, Cambodia, Usa Today, Holland America, Westerdam


Coronavirus live updates: China deaths rise by 98 amid Cambodia ship concerns – latest news

UK trying to track passengers who disembarked from MV Westerdam and Apple warns of iPhone shortages as economic impact deepens. Follow the latest news and updates hereApple warns of iPhone shortages amid factory shutdownUK trying to contact passengers who left MV WesterdamVirus causes mild disease in four out of five patients, says WHOWhat is coronavirus and what should I do if I have symptoms?Share your experiences 1.24am GMT A flight has left Canada to evacuate its citizens aboard the Diam...
Tags: Apple, Hong Kong, Business, Japan, UK, Science, China, Economics, Canada, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Global Economy, Cambodia, Tokyo, Yokohama Japan, Coronavirus outbreak


Cambodia’s Coronavirus Complacency May Exact a Global Toll

After a cruise ship docked in Cambodia, passengers streamed off the ship, maskless, and fears are rising that the country could become a vector of transmission.
Tags: News, Masks, Cambodia, Thermometers, Tests (Medical, Ships and Shipping, Protective Clothing and Gear, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV



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