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Coronavirus: Costa Fortuna cruise ship passengers relieved to set foot on land after five days

Passengers from the Costa Fortuna could finally heave a sigh of relief yesterday when the cruise ship docked at the Marina Bay Cruise Centre (MBCC).

They had not set foot on land since last Thursday in Langkawi, with ports in Penang and Phuket denying the ship entry in subsequent days due to the fear of the coronavirus.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 11, 2020, with the headline 'Passengers relieved to set foot on land after five days'. Subscribe