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Maltese couple on board cruise liner suspected of having coronavirus infected passengers

A Maltese couple are on a cruise liner in which there are concerns that some people aboard may be infected with the coronavirus.

This was confirmed by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs that said the couple are on board the MV Westerdam that has been refused entry into various ports including in Thailand, Japan, Taiwan, Guam and The Philippines.

In recent hours it was confirmed that the ship which had embarked from a port in Hong Kong at the start of February is tomorrow expected to enter a port in Cambodia.

The Ministry said it is in contact with the couple and their relatives and will ensure they will safely return to Malta.

The Ministry has also confirmed that no Maltese outside of Malta have been diagnosed as positive with the coronavirus.

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