- The 83-year-old woman flew to Malaysia with 144 fellow passengers after disembarking from the ship in Cambodia
- The Westerdam had been stranded at sea for two weeks after being blocked by five nations over coronavirus fears, until Cambodia allowed it to dock
on Friday from Cambodia along with 144 others from the ship, said Malaysian health ministry, adding that her 85-year-old husband had tested negative.
The MS Westerdam, which had 1,455 passengers and 802 crew on board, had been stranded at sea for two weeks after being turned away from five countries – the Philippines, Taiwan, Japan, South Korea and Thailand – over coronavirus fears, before docking at Cambodia on Thursday.
The ship arrived at an anchoring point in the port of Sihanoukville early on Thursday morning to allow Cambodian officials to board and collect samples from passengers with any signs of ill health or flu-like symptoms.
, Cambodian authorities said.
from Sihanoukville on Friday, and were expected to have been sent on their way by Sunday.