Twenty-one passengers aboard a mammoth cruise ship off the San Francisco coast have just tested positive for the COVID-19 Coronavirus. Vice President Mike Pence made the official announcement on Friday, March 6th. Of the 21 passengers found to have the virus, there were 19 crew members and 2 passengers. The cruise ship currently holds 3,500 passengers and crew members. Government officials are now working out a plan to bring the ship to a non-commercial port this weekend where all passengers will be tested for the virus.
On Thursday, dramatic video showed the California National Guard Airmen from the Moffett Federal Airfield delivering coronavirus test kits to the Grand Princess cruise ship off the coast of California. As on now, only 45 people out of 3,500 have been tested.
“The ship will not come on shore until we appropriately assess the passengers,” California Gov. Gavin Newsom said Thursday.
The cruise ship had a passenger who became the first person to die from coronavirus in California