As of this morning, Princess Cruises’ Grand Princess remained at sea off San Francisco pending the results of coronavirus tests on samples collected from 45 of the 3,553 people on board the cruise ships.
The tests were conducted after test kits had been delivered to the ship by pararescue jumpers from the California National Guard’s 129th Rescue Wing.
It was hoped that tests results would be available today.
A statement released by Princess Cruises at 10 p.m. PST yesterday said:
In collaboration with the U.S. Centers of Disease Control (CDC) and local authorities, samples were collected today from 45 people on Grand Princess (which includes a mix of guests and team members). The samples were delivered to the California Department of Public Health in Richmond for processing. The results of these tests are expected by tomorrow.
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