Passengers disembarking from the MS Westerdam at Sihanoukville in Cambodia on Friday, February 14, 2020. Hundreds of cruise ship passengers long stranded at sea by virus fears cheered as they finally disembarked Friday and were welcomed to Cambodia. Photo: APPassengers disembarking from the MS Westerdam at Sihanoukville in Cambodia on Friday, February 14, 2020. Hundreds of cruise ship passengers long stranded at sea by virus fears cheered as they finally disembarked Friday and were welcomed to Cambodia. Photo: AP
Passengers disembarking from the MS Westerdam at Sihanoukville in Cambodia on Friday, February 14, 2020. Hundreds of cruise ship passengers long stranded at sea by virus fears cheered as they finally disembarked Friday and were welcomed to Cambodia. Photo: AP

World on alert for coronavirus spread as stranded passengers fly home to 40 countries from two stricken cruise ships

  • 600 American passengers on the MS Westerdam, one of whom was tested positive for the coronavirus, are now flying home after getting off the cruise ship
  • About 233 guests and 747 crew remain on the ship in Sihanoukville, out of 2,257 who were on the voyage
Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Passengers disembarking from the MS Westerdam at Sihanoukville in Cambodia on Friday, February 14, 2020. Hundreds of cruise ship passengers long stranded at sea by virus fears cheered as they finally disembarked Friday and were welcomed to Cambodia. Photo: APPassengers disembarking from the MS Westerdam at Sihanoukville in Cambodia on Friday, February 14, 2020. Hundreds of cruise ship passengers long stranded at sea by virus fears cheered as they finally disembarked Friday and were welcomed to Cambodia. Photo: AP
Passengers disembarking from the MS Westerdam at Sihanoukville in Cambodia on Friday, February 14, 2020. Hundreds of cruise ship passengers long stranded at sea by virus fears cheered as they finally disembarked Friday and were welcomed to Cambodia. Photo: AP
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