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Wuhan coronavirus affects another Princess cruise ship Grand Princess

Christian Fernsby |
Another Carnival Corp. cruise ship has become embroiled in an outbreak of Wuhan coronavirus this time in a West Coast based liner Grand Princess where health officials say at least one former passenger has died after a recent cruise.

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The ship, on a voyage to Hawaii with a stop in Mexico, has been ordered to return to port in San Francisco. The vessel has a capacity of 2,600 guests and 1,150 crew.

Gov. Gavin Newsom said late Wednesday the cruise ship won't be allowed to come ashore until state officials appropriately assess the passengers and the vessel. "It's a dynamic situation," Mr. Newsom said in a press briefing.

Officials of Carnival's Princess Cruises said in a letter early Wednesday to passengers that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had notified them it was investigating "a small cluster" of Wuhan coronavirus cases in Northern California tied to the same ship's voyage in February between San Francisco and Mexico.

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