Dozens Held in Quarantine on Viking Mekong

   March 11, 2020 ,   Accidents

Dozens of cruise passengers have been held in quarantine on a Cambodian riverboat after a British woman tested positive for COVID-19 (Coronavirus).

The riverboat was placed under police guard after she was moored on the Mekong River close to Kampong Cham, southeastern Cambodia, on Tuesday, March 10.

The 65-year-old British woman was transported to Kampong Cham Hospital for treatment after it emerged she had been infected with Coronavirus.

Health Minister Mam Bunheng confirmed that the remaining 62 crew and passengers aboard the Viking River Cruises ship would be tested for the deadly virus and quarantined for 14 days. Among the 31 travellers are tourists from the UK, USA and Canada, with a crew from Denmark, Vietnam, and Cambodia onboard. Four other passengers from the UK have already been tested with negative results. 

Viking Mekong cruise ship

The Viking Mekong sailing, which lasts 8 days, began in Saigon Vietnam and travelled to the Cambodian capital Phnom Penh prior to arriving in Kampong Cham.

For Coronavirus updates on cruise ship quarantines (infected passengers and crew) and top-pandemic countries (COVID-19 cases and deaths, daily updated statistics) see at CruiseMapper's Norovirus page.