Cruise ship has historical past of COVID outbreaks

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — On Thursday, a Princess Cruise ship that had simply sailed into the San Francisco Bay crashed into Pier 27, inflicting injury to its hull, and the pier. Fortunately, nobody was damage or put at important danger on account of the accident. Nevertheless, it was removed from the primary time that exact ship, the Ruby Princess, had made headlines within the Metropolis by the Bay.

Ruby Princess COVID outbreaks

In March of 2022 the Ruby Princess sailed into San Francisco Bay following a 15-day Panama Canal cruise. Some passengers and crewmembers aboard the ship had been contaminated with COVID, regardless of everybody onboard being absolutely vaccinated. The full variety of infections in that incident was not launched.

Earlier in 2022, the Ruby Princess arrived in San Francisco following a 10-day cruise to Mexico with one other COVID outbreak onboard. In that occasion, 12 individuals aboard ship examined constructive for the virus.

Earlier this yr, the Ruby Princess arrived in Galveston, Texas following a roundtrip voyage to the Caribbean and Mexico. That point, there have been over 300 individuals aboard who grew to become contaminated with a contagion that was regarded as norovirus. That incident prompted an investigation from the Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention.

Grand Princess COVID Outbreak

Whereas the Ruby Princess has had a few tough arrivals in San Francisco and Galveston, none have been so dangerous as that of the Grand Princess in March of 2020. That vessel arrived in San Francisco on the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic with an outbreak onboard that sickened greater than 100 individuals and noticed seven deaths.

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The ship, with 3,533 passengers aboard, spent days idling off the Bay Space coast earlier than passengers had been finally allowed to disembark.

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