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The 'Westerdam' has been rejected by four countries on suspicion that a passenger could be infected
MADRID, 11 Feb. –
The Government of Thailand has reported that it has denied the landing of a cruise ship with more than 2,200 people on board in the port of Laem Chabang, thus becoming the fourth country that rejects the ship for suspected coronavirus, the newspaper 'The reported Bangkok Post '.
In a message posted on his Facebook social network account, Thailand's Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul has said that the government will not allow Westerdam cruise passengers to disembark at the port of Laem Chabang.
The rejection of the Thai authorities comes after the cruise ship operating company informed on Monday that the ship would leave passengers at the port of Chon Buri on Thursday, on the east coast of Thailand, according to the Japanese news agency Kiodo
The cruise ship, which has 1,455 passengers and 802 crew members on board, was scheduled to arrive on the coast of Japan on Saturday, but the Japanese authorities denied authorization to disembark for the suspicion that one of the passengers is infected with coronavirus.
The cruise then continued its course towards the Philippine port of Manila, where they also denied the berthing permit, and subsequently to Guam, also having rejected the landing.