Irish citizens believed to be on cruise ship with 21 coronavirus cases

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Those that will need to be quarantined will be quarantined. "Those who will require medical help will receive it", said Vice President Mike Pence.

Healy and his wife boarded the ship February 21 for a 30th wedding anniversary trip; also on board are 3,500 other passengers and crew members.

The Grand Princess belongs to Princess Cruises, the same company which operated the coronavirus-stricken ship held off Japan last month on which more than 700 people on board tested positive.

The Grand Princess has been stationed off the California coast since yesterday after a traveller from its previous voyage died of coronavirus and at least three others became infected.

The Public Health Agency of Canada has since been trying to find more than 260 Canadians who were on that cruise. And some passengers on that trip stayed aboard for the current voyage.

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

Cases in NY jumped to 44 from 22, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said on Friday, adding that some 4,000 people in the state were under precautionary quarantine and 44 under mandatory quarantine.

There are now no approved vaccines or treatments for the respiratory illness, which emerged in China and has spread to more than 90 nations, killing more than 3,400 people and infecting more than 100,000 worldwide. The death toll from the virus in Spain now stands at 10.

A medic drives an ambulance at the Life Care Center of Kirkland, Wash., which has been linked to most of the deaths in the US from the coronavirus disease COVID-19 so far.

Across the rest of America, half of the country's 50 states have reported coronavirus cases, the Washington Post reported. He was well enough to go home and has been in isolation there, Kemble said.

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"We are grateful the cavalry is arriving". They said that a person would need to have been in close contact with someone infected - such as having a face-to-face conversation of more than 10 minutes - in order to be at "high risk". "We set it up for that, and that veteran is being taken care of there", Wilkie said. Two were in Seattle and the other in Issaquah, about 20 miles east of Seattle.

In an interview with CNN, he said: "We suspected some of the cruise staff may already have been infected, but they had to operate the cruise ship itself, they had to see the passengers, they had to deliver the meals".

In Asia, the Malaysian port of Penang turned away the cruise ship Costa Fortuna with 2,000 people aboard because there were 64 passengers from Italy, the center of Europe's epidemic. Dr. José Luis Alomía Zegarra said the man was on a different cruise that did not stop in Mexico.

The cruise ship Grand Princess, with 3,500 people aboard, was circling off San Francisco.

Authorities said Wednesday a 71-year-old man who may have contracted the virus on a previous cruise died in Placer County.

"They're not designed as quarantine facilities, to put it mildly", said Don Milton of the University of Maryland.

She told the Telegraph: "Keeping people on board is going to be a death sentence for many".

There was dismay among some that they heard the results of the tests from Vice President Pence on the news rather than direct from the ship's British captain, John Harry Smith. "And it wasn't the fault of the people on the ship either. OK?"

Joint Information Center did not immediately have the number of passengers that disembarked in Lahaina from the Grand Princess, nor did they know yet if those who disembarked later tested positive.

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