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Thousands on cruise ship allowed to leave after negative test results

by LLB Reporter
9th Feb 20 3:54 pm

After five long days thousands have been allowed to leave the cruise ship docked in Hong Kong after being given the all clear for coronavirus.

Around 3,600 passengers and crew were allowed to leave the World Dream ship after being quarantined after fears staff may have contracted the deadly coronavirus from a previous voyage.

The World Dream was placed under quarantine on Wednesday and Leng Yiu-Hong the chief port health officer said all crew members and around 1,800 people had tested negative, allowing all to disembark.

The Diamond Princess with thousands on board are docked at Yokhama port in Japan and is still under quarantine where dozens have been confirmed to be affected with the virus.

On Sunday the death toll surpassed 800 in mainland China and there are more than 37,000 confirmed cases in the country.

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