Coronavirus in the Vatican and around the world – Powerful Statements from Fr. Mark Goring

 

  • Vice President Mike Pence on Friday said 21 people on the Grand Princess

    cruise ship off California have tested positive for coronavirus. 

  • The ship will be brought to a non-commercial port, Pence said, and everyone aboard the ship will be tested.

  • He did not say which port the ship will go toward or when it is expected to arrive.

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In this image from video, provided by the California National Guard, a helicopter carrying airmen with the 129th Rescue Wing flies over the Grand Princess cruise ship off the coast of California Thursday, March 5, 2020.
California National Guard | AP

Vice President Mike Pence said Friday that 21 people aboard the Grand Princess cruise ship moored off the coast of California have tested positive for COVID-19. 

The ship will be brought to a non-commercial port, Pence said, and everyone aboard the ship will be tested. He did not say which port the ship will go toward or when it is expected to arrive.

 

Of the 21 people who tested positive, he added, 19 are crew members and two are passengers. Pence said health officials tested only 46 people aboard the ship.

“We are instituting the strongest testing protocols to ensure that not only those on board receive the treatment that they need, but that the American people can be confident there will be no erosion in our preventative efforts to keep the coronavirus from spreading throughout our country,” Pence said Friday alongside other members of the White House COVID-19 task force at a news briefing.

There are more than 3,500 people aboard the ship, the operator, Princess Cruises, which is owned by Carnival Corp., said in a statement.

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