International travel curbs to stem the spread of the coronavirus have resulted in cruise ships being turned away each day by ports around the world. Photo: AP
International travel curbs to stem the spread of the coronavirus have resulted in cruise ships being turned away each day by ports around the world. Photo: AP

Chinese seafarers stranded as ships remain adrift in coronavirus limbo

  • Close to 35,000 cruise ship workers are stuck on the high seas as ports turn vessels away to prevent a wave of imported cases
  • While some countries have repatriated their nationals, China has not indicated it will do so as it battles new infections in its capital

International travel curbs to stem the spread of the coronavirus have resulted in cruise ships being turned away each day by ports around the world. Photo: AP
International travel curbs to stem the spread of the coronavirus have resulted in cruise ships being turned away each day by ports around the world. Photo: AP
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