Breaking: 21 Passengers on the Grand Princess Cruise Ship off Coast of San Francisco Tested Positive for CoronaVirus. 19 crew, and 2 passengers.
Passengers on the Grand Princess have been advised to stay inside their rooms for the remainder of the voyage, the cruise line announced.
Princess Cruises said in a statement that the recommendation came from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Staff members will deliver passengers’ meals to their rooms, and all activities have been canceled, according to the statement. The gym, casino, bars, boutiques and other public places all have been closed.
Earlier in the day, passengers could be seen standing on the ship’s deck as California National Guard helicopters dropped off test kits. ABC News
Video from the California National Guard shows helicopters deliver coronavirus test kits to the Grand Princess cruise ship off the coast of California. https://t.co/M4904ndoRh pic.twitter.com/J0HaGeIdDa— ABC News (@ABC) March 6, 2020