More than 200 passengers and crew were moved off the 'Eleftherios Venizelos' at the port of Piraeus late in the night of April 3 after testing negative for the coronavirus and were to be put up at hotels for a quarantine period of two weeks. A total of 121 people who tested positive were to remain quarantined on the ferry. Another two people from the ship – both crew members – have been hospitalized, with more serious symptoms. Most of those aboard the ship were foreign workers who had been hired for a construction project at the Spanish port of Cadiz which was cancelled earlier this month due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The evacuation of passengers from the 'Zaandam' in Fort Lauderdale has been completed. All passengers not infected with the corona virus have now flown home. The sick persons have been hospitalized. Only a part of the crew was still in quarantine on board. Large groups of Americans and Canadians have left after the eviction started on April 3. A plane also took off to Paris. 72 German passengers arrived in the morning of April 4 at Frankfurt airport. Report with photos: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/apr/03/cruise-ship-coronavirus-passengers-zaandam-rotterdam-florida
The 'Coral Princess' with 1,900 people on board - two of whom have died after contracting coronavirus - has docked in Miami on April 4. Seven passengers and five crew members were so far confirmed to have contracted the novel coronavirus. Those who are fit to fly will begin leaving on April 5, while others who have symptoms of respiratory illness will remain on board until cleared by ship doctors. Report with photos: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8187599/Another-cruise-ship-virus-victims-docking-Florida.html
The "Artania" has been quaratined in Fremantle on April 3, at 10 p.m. LT for two weeks. More than 840 passengers and crew members had been repatriated before. 23 passengers and 13 crew members came into hospitals for treatment. Some of the infected were in critical state.
A crew member of the 'Grand Princess' who was a citizen of the Philippines has died of coronavirus. And now a coalition of union representatives, repatriated crew members, and advocates for the Filipino community were calling for further testing and healthcare transparency for the remaining crew members on the ship whose quarantine ended on April 4. Terry Valen of the Filipino Community Center SF and the National Alliance for Filipino Concerns (NAFCON) issued a press release on Aril 3 announcing the crew member's death. The crew member was the third person to die from the 'Grand Princess' that left San Francisco on February 21. Last week that two male passengers also died after becoming infected with COVID-19 onboard the ship. The deceased crew member was male, and the date of his death is not yet clear. A total of 103 passengers from the ship ultimately tested positive for the coronavirus after disembarking from the ship over two weeks ago — and this was in addition to 21 people (two passengers and 19 crew members) who tested positive on March 6 who were among 45 initially tested while the ship was still being held off the San Francisco coast. At least one female passenger who had been in quarantine at Travis Air Force Base tested positive for the virus after her 14-day quarantine had ended — and there are concerns that more infected passengers might have unwittingly brought the virus back to their homes. A Placer County man who had been on the ship on a cruise to Mexico that returned on February 21 became the first California resident to die of COVID-19 on March 3. At least one other passenger on that same cruise, who was from Sonoma County, also tested positive for the virus. 568 Grand Princess passengers refused to be tested while in quarantine, for fear that delays or positive results could keep them sequestered longer. And federal officials allegedly encouraged them to decline tests if they were not showing symptoms.