Cruise ship Grand Princess, isolated off the coast of California amid the outbreak of coronavirus, moored at the port of Oakland, officials are prepared to isolate thousands of people who were on Board.
Passengers stuck in their cabins for several days, welcomed and smiled on Monday when the ship passed under the Golden Gate bridge. “We’re home, “said one of the passengers.
They waved from their balconies when they came to the port, where they waited for the portable stations for handwashing and a team of servants in khaki.
State and Federal agencies develop a detailed plan of how to locate cases of coronavirus from the ship, which carried 2421 1113 passengers and crew members. Last week 45 people on the ship were tested for coronavirus, and 21 people tested positive, 19 of them members of the crew.
Everyone on Board the ship, Grand Princess, will be quarantined for 14 days, the majority will be on military bases or on the vehicle.
It is expected that for cleaning of the vessel will take about two to three days, with priority given to patients who test positive and other people in need of medical care.
California residents, who make up about 40 percent of the passengers will be transferred to military bases throughout the state, including the nearby air force base and Travis. According to officials, foreign passengers will be sent home on a Charter flight section of the Oakland international airport where they will be able to avoid contact with the General public.
Most of the crew will remain on Board the cruise liner, which should leave the Bay of San Francisco for three days.