Virus-hit cruise ship off California’s coast will dock in Oakland
A cruise ship that was hit by the new coronavirus is headed to the port of Oakland, California, the captain told passengers Saturday night.
Grand Princess Capt. John Smith, in a recording provided by passenger Laurie Miller of San Jose, told guests he anticipated arrival at the Port of Oakland Sunday afternoon.
“An agreement has been reached to bring our ship into the port of Oakland tomorrow,” he said. “After docking, we will then begin a disembarkation process specified by federal authorities that will take several days. Guests who require acute medical treatment and hospitalization will be transported to health care facilities in California.”
After medical screening, California residents who don’t require acute medical care, “will go to a federally operated isolation facility within California for testing and isolation,” Smith said.
U.S. guests from other states will be transported by the federal government to facilities in other states.
Crew will be quarantined and …continued .
[Source: CNBC News]