Virus-hit cruise ship prepares to dock in California

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The cruise line said the Regal Princess has a capacity of 3,560 guests and the Caribbean Princess can carry more than 3,600 guests. More than 3,500 on the ship hail from 54 countries.

"We feel really, really let down", she said.

"They're giving us entertainment packs every day with colouring pencils, word searches that sort of thing", added Ms Hanlon. The ship's captain announced that all California residents aboard the ship will be tested at a local facility and out-of-state travelers will have to go to out-of-state facilities, Miller said, though he didn't say what global passengers will need to do.

"We are working to obtain more details overnight".

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the National Institutes of Health's infectious diseases chief, said Sunday that widespread closure of a city or region is "possible".

The Grand Princess had been forbidden to dock in San Francisco amid evidence that the vessel was the breeding ground for a cluster of almost 20 cases that resulted in at least one death after a previous voyage.

Meanwhile, the U.S. death toll from the virus climbed to 19, with all but three victims in Washington state.

Steven Smith and his wife, Michele, of Paradise, California, went on the cruise to celebrate their wedding anniversary. But they said officials have not yet provided an answer. "After I'm done eating, I open the door and slide the tray back out". To pass the time, they watch TV, read books and play games on their iPads.

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"Thank God, we have a window!"

In the aftermath of the first California resident to die from the coronavirus, California Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a statewide emergency to deal with the virus, at a Capitol news conference in Sacramento, Calif., Wednesday, March 4, 2020.

DeSantis met with Vice President Mike Pence, Senators Marco Rubio and Rick Scott and heads of the cruise line industry on Saturday to devise better ways for cruise lines to deal with the outbreak.

Once ashore, ill passengers will be moved to hospitals, while Americans not requiring treatment will be quarantined at military bases in California, Texas and Georgia for 14 days.

About 1,100 crew members, 19 of whom have tested positive for the new virus, will be quarantined and treated aboard the ship, which will dock elsewhere, Newsom said.

Of 237 Canadians on board, those without symptoms will be flown to Trenton, Ontario for quarantine, Ottawa said.

In general, Bartlett described the turn of events as "depressing", as the passengers on board have been mostly isolated in their cabins since March 5, per The Associated Press. It wasn't their fault either.

There have been earlier concerns about cruise ships potentially carrying the novel coronavirus weeks after the Diamond Princess that docked in Yokohama saw one of the biggest outbreaks outside China.

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