By NewsDesk @infectiousdiseasenews
Princess Cruises reported Friday that the results from the first phase of health screenings of 45 guests and crew onboard Grand Princess were completed.
The U.S. Centers of Disease Control (CDC) notified the shipboard doctor that among the samples tested, 21 people have tested positive for COVID-19 which includes two (2) guests and 19 crew.
The ship’s doctor is in the process of informing the guests and crew of their individual results. All guests and affected crew will remain isolated in their rooms.
We are awaiting official specific plans for future positioning of the ship from relevant authorities. Princess Cruises will continue to closely follow the guidance of the CDC and other federal and state government authorities.
Guests will continue to be provided complimentary internet and telephone to stay in contact with their families and loved ones, and the ship’s company is working to keep all guests comfortable.
The ship has quickly transitioned food & beverage service to provide Room Service for all staterooms.
Princess Cruise say they are working with CDC to determine what additional precautionary measures, if any, will be required.
Princess Cruises medical team is collecting information from guests regarding any medication prescription refills needs.
Princess Cruises can confirm there are 3,533 people currently onboard Grand Princess, including 2,422 guests and 1,111 teammates. In total, they represent 54 nationalities.
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