Passengers, crew of MV Genting Dream screened before docking in Port Klang


PETALING JAYA: All passengers and crew of MV Genting Dream which arrived from Singapore were screened by the republic's authorities, before it docked at Boustead Cruise Centre (BCC) in Port Klang.

All those on board the cruise vessel, which arrived from Singapore about noon Thursday (Feb 20), were screened by the authorities prior to boarding and departure from Singapore, as well as on board by the ship’s medical personnel during the voyage, according to the Port Klang Authority (PKA).

"All stringent protocol and measures are continuously taken. As of last night (Feb 19), there has not been any report of anyone on board having high fever or any symptoms of the Covid-19," PKA said in a statement.

MV Genting Dream has a total of 957 passengers, which comprises 15 nationalities (Brunei, Canada, Czech Republic, Britain, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Myanmar, Pakistan, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, America and Vietnam), while total crew members are 1,701 from 32 nationalities.

PKA said that once the ship berthed in Port Klang, protocols were followed and the health authorities would continue to screen those on board.

"Anyone found to have high temperature will be quarantined either on board the ship, or at BCC’s quarantine area for further tests.

"There will be four to five buses of passengers that will go on a day tour to Kuala Lumpur, the rest will be on a free and easy schedule," it said, noting that the ship will depart Port Klang at 11pm back to Singapore.

Meanwhile, the Health Ministry, in a statement, said that as of 3pm, 350 passengers and 230 crew members were screened by Malaysian authorities. None of them has shown any symptoms of Covid-19.

Further on, the Health Ministry, in a statement, said that as of 10pm, 678 passengers and 445 crew members were screened by Malaysian authorities. None of them has shown any symptoms of Covid-19.

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