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Grand Princess quarantined off California coast

Michele Smith via AP

Posted at Mar 06 2020 10:00 AM | Updated as of Mar 06 2020 10:18 AM

Grand Princess quarantined off California coast

In this photo provided by Michele Smith, a National Guard helicopter delivering coronavirus testing kits hovers above the Grand Princess cruise ship Thursday, off the California coast. Scrambling to keep the coronavirus at bay, officials ordered a cruise ship with about 3,500 people aboard, including 520 Filipino crew, to hold off the California coast Thursday until passengers and crew could be tested, after a traveler from its previous voyage died and at least one other became infected of Covid-19. Princess Cruises says fewer than 100 of those aboard have been identified for testing.