Two Maltese nationals quarantined

The cruise ship MS Westerdam at dock in the port of Sihanoukville, Cambodia February 15, 2020. REUTERS/Matthew Tostevin

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

Two Maltese nationals have been quarantined as a precautionary measure, the government announced on Sunday afternoon.

The two passengers were on the cruise liner MS Westerdam which disembarked in Cambodia.

An 83-year-old American woman who was the first passenger from the MS Westerdam, operated by Carnival Corp unit Holland America Inc, has tested positive for the virus for the new coronavirus a second time in Kuala Lumpur. She tested positive in the Malaysian capital where she arrived on Friday from the Cambodian port of Sihanoukville.

An American passenger from a cruise ship that docked in Cambodia has tested positive for the new coronavirus a second time in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia said on Sunday, after the cruise firm and Cambodian authorities sought further tests.

In a statement the Maltese health authorities said that they were following up the global situation in respect of the coronavirus outbreak.

The Maltese nationals were followed up and were screened upon their arrival in Malta. They did not show any signs or symptoms of respiratory disease.

The Ministry for Health said that they were placed in quarantine as a precautionary measure and were being followed up by public health authorities.