It was to resume Tuesday morning, the captain told passengers. The ship is carrying people from 54 countries, and foreigners will be whisked home.
About two dozen people who need acute medical care were taken off the ship, although it wasn't clear how many had tested positive for the new virus, said Brian Ferguson, a spokesman for the California Office of Emergency Services.
Crumley and her fellow cruise-goers were headed back to the West Coast from Hawaii when word came down that a passenger on the Grand Princess's previous cruise had fallen ill with the COVID-19 virus and died.
There were more than 700 infections and six deaths on the Diamond Princess cruise ship which was held off Japan last month.
The couple said they've been stuck in their rooms for the past few days.
Princess Cruises has confirmed that one person was disembarked Saturday (March 7) for medical reasons unrelated to COVID-19.
Michele Smith, 57, of Paradise, California, told the AP that a doctor had knocked on her and her husband's cabin before dawn and asked if they had a fever or a cough.
The Weissbergers, who boarded the ship on February 21 when it departed from San Francisco, were still passengers on the Grand Princess when the lawsuit was filed, according to the complaint.
The grandmother, from Burnley, told the BBC: 'The food is rotten and awful and we have to fight for it. "This is an absolute circus".
Coronavirus: 26 Oklahomans on Grand Princess cruise ship
Once the passengers disembark the ship will leave Oakland to dock elsewhere, according to California Gov. Gavin Newsome. The cruise liner quarantined in the port of Yokohama became a case study in how quickly coronavirus can spread aboard a ship and the difficulties of conducting an onboard quarantine.
The virus has infected 600 people in the USA, and at least 22 have died, most in Washington state.
The virus has shaken global markets, with stocks taking their worst one-day beating on Wall Street since 2008 and oil prices suffering their most brutal losses since the start of the 1991 Gulf War. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said coronavirus has infected more than 143 people in the state. Director Rick Cotton had been at the facilities while travellers were returning from hot spots, Cuomo said.
Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told Fox News that the possibility of following Italy's example in locking down large sections of the population could not be ruled out.
"We are still working out the enormity of complexity of making sure we prepare the site and. prepare for a quick turnaround", he said late Sunday.
Residents of other states would most likely complete their mandatory quarantine at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in Texas or Dobbins Air Reserve Base in Georgia, the Defence Department said.
It was stopped from docking after 21 people on board tested positive for coronavirus.
Bottom line. the Weissbergers say they would have NEVER stepped foot on the ship had they known all these potentially infected people were all around them.
She has been confined to her cabin, which has no balcony, for five days as crew try to prevent the virus from running rampant throughout the ship. The couple said they are now feeling fine and aren't too concerned.
To date, there have been 21 confirmed cases of COVID-19 (19 crew members and 2 passengers) on the Grand Princess cruise ship that made port calls to Nawiliwili Harbor, Kauaʻi on Feb. 26, Honolulu Harbor on Feb. 27, Lahaina, Maui on Feb. 28, and Hilo on Feb. 29.
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