Coronavirus-Infested Cruise Ship Docks In Oakland After Being Turned Away From San Francisco


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After being turned away from a port contact San Francisco on Thursday, the ‘Grand Princess’ cruise liner has docked at the Port of Oakland early Monday afternoon.

Already, a minimum of 21 passengers and crew (primarily crew) have actually evaluated positive for the infection. Travelers and team from 54 countries are on the ship, according to the cruise line. Numerous others have actually reported sensation ill via social networks, where many passengers have been posting.

Though a lot of travelers will not exit for a minimum of a day or 2 as the cruise line and local health officials procedure guests and scan them for indications of the infection, at least they will no longer be wandering listlessly at sea. Many passengers were currently beginning to get a little anxious over the weekend.

We are being involuntarily held on Grand Princess currently cruising simply outside San Francisco. What is occurring???

— gadgetgirl6 (@gadgetgirl6) March 8, 2020

After the ‘Diamond Princess’ cruise ship was quarantined in Japan for two weeks, developing a diplomatic hot potato in between Japan and the lots of nations, including the US, who pressed to evacuate their residents from the ship.

Notably, researchers who sent a sample of the virus discovered on the ship discovered similarities with the strain isolated in Washington State, which appears to support the company’s claim that the previous passenger who caught the virus in Cali – becoming the state’s very first validated coronavirus death – might have captured the virus before boarding the cruise.

Hi all, we sent the #COVIDー19 genome sequence from the viral pressure linked to the #GrandPrincess cruise ship off coast of San Francisco to #GISAID Phylogenetic analysis reveals that it clusters with the break out clade flowing in Washington State. @UCSF #coronavirus

— Charles Chiu (@cychiu98) March 7, 2020

Footage of the ship passing under the Golden Gate Bridge has actually gone viral already, courtesy of ABC News.

The Grand Princess cruise ship passes under the Golden Gate Bridge as it prepares to dock in Oakland amidst coronavirus outbreak. https://t.co/Bm3elVvU3f pic.twitter.com/I4YlnmlplL

— ABC News (@ABC) March 9, 2020

President Trump infamously said he would rather have actually kept the ship out at sea for worry of his ‘numbers’ (the variety of confirmed coronavirus cases) doubling.

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