Wuhan coronavirus: Myanmar bars entry of cruise shipChristian Fernsby ▼ | March 3, 2020
Myanmar has refused the entry of a tourist cruise ship in the country’s commercial capital out of fear of Wuhan coronavirus epidemic.
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Khin Khin Gyi, deputy director at the Health and Sports Ministry, said the decision was made at an emergency meeting held in the capital Nay Pyi Taw late Sunday.
“The main reason is that the cruise ship stopped in several countries with confirmed coronavirus cases,” she told Anadolu Agency by phone yesterday.
The ship, carrying 485 tourists from 22 countries and over 350 crew members, last stopped at the Thai resort island of Phuket. ■