Westerdam passenger infected with coronavirus: What we know and what we don’t

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Hong Kong (CNN)The Westerdam cruise liner was expected to have actually been the fortunate one.

Passengers met Cambodian Prime Minister, Hun Sen, as they left the ship. The cruise operator stated no cases of the infection had actually been discovered on board.
The circumstance contrasted dramatically with continuous crisis on board the Diamond Princess , which was discovered to have numerous contaminated travelers while in quarantine off the coast of Yokohama in Japan.
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    The Thai federal government likewise revealed Monday that it would no longer be accepting any Westerdam guests up until February 28.

    Where did she get the infection?

    The unique coronavirus, called Covid-19, has actually spread out quickly around the globe after a break out in the Chinese city of Wuhan late in 2015. It has actually now contaminated more than 73,000 individuals, resulting in 1,873 deaths.
    It isn’t clear from main declarations where the American lady contracted the infection or for how long she has actually had it.
    The Westerdam left Singapore on January 16 for what was expected to be a 30-day journey around Asia. The ship went to Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam, according to marinetraffic.com. After leaving Hong Kong on February 1, where 768 visitors signed up with the boat, that it rapidly ended up being unwanted in ports around the area.
    When the boat reached Cambodia, it had 1,455 guests on board, consisting of 650 Americans, 271 Canadians, 127 British individuals, 91 Dutch individuals, 79 Australians, 57 Germans and 30 individuals from mainland China and Hong Kong.
    Westerdam agents stated the business had actually inspected that nobody on board the ship had actually taken a trip to mainland China in the 14 days prior to the cruise. They likewise stated that all visitors will get a refund of their cruise fare, plus a cruise credit worth 100% of what they spent for this journey.
    In a declaration, the Holland America Line, which runs the Westerdam, validated the infection case however was insistent that everybody on the ship had actually been evaluated on February 10, 5 days prior to the favorable medical diagnosis.
    “No person was related to a raised temperature level. Throughout disembarkation in Cambodia visitors went through an extra health screening consisting of the conclusion of a composed health survey,” the business stated in a declaration Sunday.
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    But offered the female had no fever when she showed up in Malaysia it is uncertain the number of other guests might likewise be asymptomatic and contaminated.

    What will occur to the other travelers?

    The 1,000 travelers and team who stayed on the ship in Cambodia on Sunday have actually now been checked by the city government. Holland America stated Monday that the test results would take “a number of days.”
    However, there are still 600 travelers in the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh, according to the Cambodian Ministry of Health, and they are now all being evaluated in their hotels. A preliminary batch of 406 outcomes returned unfavorable, Holland America stated in a declaration published online.
    “Guests at a hotel in Phnom Penh have actually all finished the Covid-19 screening. Outcomes are being returned when finished, with the very first batch of 406 all being unfavorable. Cleared visitors might take a trip house, and plans are being produced those visitors,” stated the declaration.
    It is unclear what constraints those staying travelers who have yet to be checked are under, or whether they go through extra quarantine procedures in the capital.

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