Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the Director-General of the World Health Organization, has hailed the 'kind gesture by Samdech Prime Minister of Cambodia, who arrived in Sihanoukville Seaport to welcome the Westerdam cruise passengers with roses in recognition of Valentines Day. My gratitude for this show of solidarity & humanity, he said. Head of World Health Organization Office in Cambodia, Dr Li Ailan and her team are also at Sihanoukville Seaport, to welcome the Westerdam travelers & provide support to the government. Dr Li Ailan expressed her appreciation to the ship’s leadership and crew for tending to the passengers.
It need be mentioned that after multiple countries refused this cruise ship entry into their waters as they feared infection or spread of Coronavirus, Cambodia finally agreed to let them dock off its coast.