More than 500 Filipino seafarers and thousands of passengers were exposed to Coronavirus, with 17% of all the tested cruisers confirmed to have the virus. A Filipino crew member died on April 2 in a hospital in San Francisco after being transferred off the liner in March.
In spite of the health risks, more than 600 workers (including 78 Filipinos) were made to remain onboard the cruise ship after disembarking guests and only some crew. Since then, 445 Filipino repatriated workers and those who remain on Grand Princess have not had their demands met by the cruise company nor the Philippine government, including testing and treatment, along with transparency from the Philippine government and the company.
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.