On Tuesday, Thailand became the fifth country to deny entry to the Westerdam luxury liner amid coronavirus fears.
The Westerdam, operated by Holland America Line, departed from Hong Kong on February 1 for a 14-day cruise to Taiwan and Japan.
Though Holland America Line said none of the ship’s 1,455 guests or…
The Diamond Princess cruise ship has been under quarantine since February 4, after several guests were diagnosed with the novel coronavirus that originated in Wuhan, China.
There are more than 3,500 passengers and crew members stranded on the ship, which was scheduled to dock a week ago.
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Airlines around the world have canceled flights and suspended routes to China amid plummeting demand due to the coronavirus outbreak.
However, airlines are also taking other precautions as the virus continues to spread to other countries.
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Two cruise ships were quarantined last week after they carried passengers infected with the novel coronavirus.
One ship, the World Dream in Hong Kong, allowed passengers to disembark on Sunday after crew members tested negative for the virus.
The other ship, the Diamond Princess in Japan, saw its number of infected passengers…
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