Grand Princess Passengers to Be Quarantined at 4 Military Bases

   March 10, 2020 ,   Accidents

The Pentagon will provide 4 US military bases for cruise ship passengers to be quarantined after they are removed from a 3500-passenger ship that suffered a Coronavirus outbreak, the Defense Department announced on Monday, March 9.

American passengers of Grand Princess will be taken to Travis Air Force Base (Fairfield CA), Lackland AFB (San Antonio TX), Marine Corps Air Station Miramar (San Diego CA) and Dobbins Air Reserve Base (Marietta GA), where they'll be tested for COVID-19 and quarantined for 14 days.

Grand Princess, which docked at Port Oakland CA on Monday, has at least 21 cruise passengers infected with the virus. 

Grand Princess cruise ship

The US CDC will screen each passenger as they disembark. The tourists who don't show any symptoms will be transferred to the US military bases for the quarantine period. Travis AFB and Miramar are expected to house the most passengers (at about 1000).

The CDC and the HHS (US Department of Health and Human Services) will handle the land transportation to the bases. All passengers will be "secluded" in single rooms during the 14-day period and will be removed from the base in case they show any symptoms.

For other Grand Princess accidents and incidents see at the ship's CruiseMinus page.

For Coronavirus updates on cruise ship quarantines (infected passengers and crew) and top-pandemic countries (COVID-19 cases and deaths, daily updated statistics) see at CruiseMapper's Norovirus page.