Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of the World Health Organization, has thanked Cambodia for allowing the Westerdam cruise ship to dock there.
“The Westerdam ship will arrive in Cambodia tomorrow morning,” he said, adding that he called Cambodia's Minister of Health to thank the country for allowing the ship to dock.
“This is an example of the international solidarity we have consistently been calling for,” the WHO director-general said, adding that "outbreaks can bring out the best and worst in people” and that “stigmatizing individuals or entire nations does nothing but harm the response."
He went on to reiterate that “this is a time for solidarity, not stigma." He added that WHO is shipping medical kits to help the worst hit areas.