The Grand Princess cruise ship, which has been held off the coast of Northern California since Thursday because of a coronavirus outbreak onboard, will stop at the Port of Oakland on Monday, Princess Cruises approved on Saturday.
Last Friday, 19 workers and two travelers had a positive test for COVID-19 and those who need “intense” medical care or hospital care will be taken to the state’s hospitals.
Princess Cruises said in a statement that there were 45 people on the ship were tested for Coronavirus, which means there are 3500 people that need to be tested once the ship stops.
The statement said: “Following health screenings, guests who are California residents will go to a federally operated facility within California for testing and isolation, while non-Californians will be transported by the federal government to facilities in other states. The crew will be quarantined and treated aboard the ship.”
The travelers have been staying on the ship since Feb. 21 since they left from California to Hawaii.
Americans stuck on the Diamond Princess cruise transport off the coast of Japan a month ago were isolated for about fourteen days at army installations in California and Texas.
The Grand Princess dropped its last stop in Mexico on the way to San Francisco from Hawaii a week ago after authorities took in a man who had been on the boat a month ago gotten the infection and passed on this week, The Mercury News of San Jose detailed.
Princess Cruises’ central clinical official Dr. Award Tarling said the organization accepts the man, who didn’t have any side effects until he was installed, gotten the infection in California before he boarded, according to The Mercury News.
On Friday, there are 69 people in California had tested positive for the coronavirus and one person had passed away.
Two patients in Florida and 16 in Washington state also passed away.