Twenty-one other folks on board a cruise send stranded off the coast of San Francisco have examined sure for the brand new coronavirus, Vice President Mike Pence mentioned on Friday.
“Amongst the ones sure for coronavirus had been 19 staff individuals and two passengers,” mentioned Pence, who has been tasked through President Donald Trump to coordinate the USA govt’s reaction to the outbreak.
Pence mentioned the send can be dropped at a non-commercial dock this weekend, and all 3,533 passengers and staff can be examined.
“We will be able to be checking out everybody at the send and quarantining as essential,” Pence mentioned. “However in regards to the 1,100-member staff, we wait for that they’re going to be quarantined at the send.”
The Grand Princess has been stranded off the coast of San Francisco since Wednesday — when it used to be intended to dock — after it emerged that two individuals who were at the send all through its earlier voyage had shrunk the virus. One in all them later died.
Pence mentioned he believes the numbers of the ones inflamed used to be prime a few of the staff, as that they had most probably been uncovered all through two earlier outings.
He added that through the tip of subsequent week, he expects 4 million take a look at kits to be shipped to states impacted through the virus.
Princess Cruises operates the Diamond Princess, the coronavirus-stricken send held off Japan final month from which greater than 700 other folks examined sure and 6 died.
Greater than 200 other folks have shrunk the fatal virus in the US, and 12 other folks have died, 11 of them within the state of Washington.
International, greater than 3,000 other folks have died from the fast-spreading virus that has inflamed greater than 100,000 other folks in some 85 international locations.
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