Wuhan coronavirus: Thailand refuses entry to cruise ship MS Westerdam with no casesChristian Fernsby ▼ | February 11, 2020
Thailand has barred passengers from Holland America’s cruise ship MS Westerdam from disembarking, its health minister said tday, the latest country to turn it away amid fears of the coronavirus despite no confirmed infections on board.
Health in Taiwan The Netherlands flagged ship was sailing in a westerly direction
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Holland America, owned by Miami based Carnival Corp, had said yesterday that passengers would disembark in Bangkok on Feb. 13 and that there was no reason to believe anybody on board had the virus.
“I have issued orders. Permission to dock refused,” Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul said in a Facebook post.
Deputy Transport Minister Atirat Ratanasate said in a separate Facebook post that, while the ship would not be allowed to dock, Thailand “will gladly help providing fuel, medicine, and food” to the ship. ■