Ship gets turned away over virus fears as cruisers turn on each ...

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Ship gets turned away over virus fears as cruisers turn on each other

Passengers stranded on the cruise ship lose patience as country after country won’t let them disembark

James Pearson and Juarawee Kittisilpa

Angela Jones is on a cruise to nowhere.

For nearly two weeks, the business consultant from the US state of Georgia has been at sea aboard the MS Westerdam, a ship of healthy passengers that has been turned away by Japan, Taiwan, Guam and the Philippines over fears that someone on the cruise may have the coronavirus.

The latest country to shun the ship, which has 1,455 passengers and 802 crew on board, is Thailand, where the health minister has publicly refused to grant the Westerdam permission to dock...

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