After Long Journey Plagued by Coronavirus, Two Locals Stuck Aboard Cruise Ship Finally Make It Home


After a long and difficult journey plagued by the coronavirus, two local residents stuck aboard a Grand Princess cruise ship for weeks have finally made it back home, writes Justin Heinze for the Limerick Patch.

Earlier this month, the ship was held off the coast of California’s Bay Area for a week. It was forbidden to dock after it was suspected that several people on board had coronavirus. After testing was performed on the 45 passengers and crew members exhibiting symptoms, it was determined that 21 had the virus.

The two locals are residents of State Sen. Katie Muth’s 44th Senatorial District, which covers parts of both Chester and Montgomery counties. They were among 38 Pennsylvanians who ended up stuck on the ship with some 2,500 others.

After the ship was allowed to dock on March 9, the Pennsylvania residents were quarantined at Dobbins Air Reserve Base in Georgia. They were then flown to Harrisburg International Airport by the Pennsylvania National Guard and driven home by guardsmen.

Although none were showing symptoms, they have been told to self-quarantine until they receive their test results.

Read more at Limerick Patch here.

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