Cruise Ship Held Off California Coast As Passengers Await Coronavirus Tests
California Gov. Gavin Newsom said Wednesday that a cruise ship was being held off the coast near San Francisco after passengers and crew members fell ill and that those on board would be tested for COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus.
A 71-year-old man who died Wednesday of coronavirus — the first confirmed COVID-19 death in the state of California — had been a passenger on the same Grand Princess cruise ship for a trip to Mexico in mid-February, confirmed operating company Princess Cruises, which is owned by Carnival.
The governor said in a news conference that the state was working with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other health partners to contact about 2,500 passengers, not counting crew members, who were on the previous trip with the man …continued .
[Source: Huffington Post]