Sihanoukville (FN), Feb. 13 – Authority take concrete measures to prevent public from approaching the ship and carefully examine passengers prior to disembarkation, Sihanoukville Governor Kuoch Chamroeun told Fresh News on Thursday.

"We have a clear plan. We cannot protect only people on the ship but ensure that no outsider approaches the ship without permission. The passengers are not allowed to leave the cruis freely unless they have been inspected and confirmed by the medical team," said Kuoch Chamroeun.

"If any suspicious cases, we will send the case to Phnom Penh to confirm by Pasteur Laboratory immediately by helicopter," he added.

The governor continued, "even the bus drivers who take the passengers to the airport will be strictly monitored.”

With approval of Cambodia’s Government, the Westerdam cruise, which has 1,455 passengers and 802 crew on board, finally docked in Cambodia’s Sihanoukville port at 7 a.m on Thursday local time after she was refused entries to six countries due to fearing of Novel Coronavirus (Covid-19).