Coronavirus was confirmed for 21 people on Board a cruise ship, Grand Princess, standing at anchor off the coast of California after coronavirus has died one of the passengers who took a cruise ship in February
Photo: SteKrueBe / commons.wikimedia.org Vice-President Michael Penny reported that the disease was diagnosed in 19 crew members and two passengers
Photo: Mike Pence / twitter.com
Coronavirus was confirmed for 21 people on Board a cruise ship, Grand Princess, standing at anchor off the coast of California after coronavirus has died one of the passengers who took a cruise ship in February. Vice-President Michael Penny reported that the disease was diagnosed in 19 crew members and two passengers.
Only been tested with 46 people. 21 the result was positive, 24 negative, the results of another test onit seemed uncertain, said Pence. According to the company-operator, on Board the Grand Princess are 3533, including 2422 1111 passengers and crew members from 54 countries.
the US state Department officially confirmed the Russian Embassy that on Board there are four Russians, all of them crew members. The Embassy is maintaining regular contact with representatives of the competent authorities. “Closely monitor the situation. Count on the cooperation of American colleagues to establish direct contacts with Russian citizens,” – said the Embassy.
According to the Vice-President of the USA, the authorities have developed a plan that will be implemented this weekend. According to Pence, the cruise liner will be delivered in a non-commercial port, all passengers will be tested for coronavirus and quarantine if necessary.
“We as necessary will take measures of quarantine in relation to 1.1 thousand crew members. We assume that they will be quarantined on the vessel, the need to pull them to shore will not be”, – added the Vice-President.
CNN reports that the passengers of the liner learned about the results of the coronavirus after the broadcast of a briefing by Michael Penny on TV. On the ship over the loudspeaker and apologized to passengers for the fact that the news came to them that way, noting that the US Federal government did not notify the team in advance of the performance of the Pens.
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Cruise liner Grand Princess followed to the Mexican city of Ensenada, on March 4, but turned around and headed to San Francisco to check passengers and crew members. Concerns came after because of the coronavirus passed away, the 71-year-old man, which is from 11 to 21 February, took a cruise on this ship.
After that the ship set sail the next cruise to Hawaii. The journey continued 62 passengers who had made the earlier trip from San Francisco to Mexico. These passengers may have had contact with died of coronavirus.
the Deceased passenger Grand Princess became the first U.S. victim COVID-19 outside of the state of Washington. The country has identified more than 330 cases of infection, 17 people died.