Cruise Ship is Held Off California Coast for Virus Testing

“The ship will not come on shore until we appropriately assess the passengers,” California Gov. Gavin Newsom said.

  • Published 5 March 2020

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Scrambling to keep the coronavirus at bay, officials ordered a cruise ship to hold off the California coast Thursday to await testing of those aboard, after a passenger on an earlier voyage died and at least one other became infected. A Coast Guard helicopter was expected to deliver test kits to the Grand Princess once it reached the waters off San Francisco later in the day. Princess Cruises did not immediately… Read at AP News