On the Grand Princess Cruise ship, More than 3,500 people aboard the have been stuck in California for days. Their journey of 14 days from San Francisco to Hawaii was interrupted on its return leg Wednesday when officials learned that a California man who’d traveled on that ship last month contracted coronavirus and died this week and as of Friday, 21 of the 46 people tested for coronavirus on the ship have returned a positive result 19 of them were crew members of the ship and two were passengers. And those that will need to be quarantined will be quarantined said Vice President Mike Pence said during a Coronavirus Task Force press briefing
Passengers on Grand Princess Cruise ship have been asked to stay in their rooms while the captain waits to hear from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on when they can open the deck for fresh air and exercise. Pence said those who will need medical help will be taken care of. He advised elderly Americans to consider carefully taking future cruises during the crisis. The government is also tracking a cruise ship that may have shared crew with either the Grand Princess Cruise or the Princess Diamond Cruise, which was quarantined in February in Japan.
The Passengers of Grand Princess Cruise ship are bored; a passenger onboard told that the Grand Princess has been handing out some kits to help keep everyone busy They are giving craft boxes for making ornaments and beaded jewelry, adult coloring books and word puzzles. Everyday a piece of paper with a list of food items is delivered to guests so they can select their meal choices for the day. Lunch is delivered around 11:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. with dinner served between 5 and 9 p.m. There is little detail as to where quarantined and sick passengers of Grand Princess Cruise ship will be taken. Earlier for the people on board the Diamond Princess ship, military sites have been used to quarantine them, moored off Yokohama. On the Grand Princess, some passengers have already complained about how the management is handling situations, saying they got information about the coronavirus cases from news and media reports.
There are 2,422 passengers and 1,111 crew members on of Grand Princess Cruise ship, with more than 140 British People and four Australians among them. Globally, the Novel coronavirus has now killed nearly 3,500 people and infected more than 100,000 across 92 countries and territories. Italy and Iran have become the latest hotspots with sharp rises confirmed cases, recording 4,636 and 4,747 respectively. The US government plans to take the Grand Princess Cruise ship to a “non-commercial seaport” where all the passengers and crew on board would be tested, however, President Donald Trump said on Friday he would prefer not to allow the passengers in America he likes the numbers where they are. Closer to the epicenter of the global outbreak, Hong Kong sealed itself off from any connection to the outside world, with authorities advising Hongkongers against any kind of travel abroad, and making all arrivals to complete a health declaration form.