Curtis Tate, U.S.A. TODAY
Published 3: 39 p.m. ET May 31,2020
The Grand Princess cruise ship, once bring some 3,000 passengers some stricken with coronavirus, went back to port in the San Francisco Bay Location Tuesday with almost 650 team members aboard after they had finished their 14- day quarantine. (April 7).
The household of a California cruise ship guest who passed away of coronavirus has taken legal action against Princess Cruises and its moms and dad business in federal court.
Ronald Wong, 64, and his better half, Eva, were guests on the Grand Princess when the ship set sail from San Francisco on Feb.21 He passed away in a California healthcare facility a month later on after testing positive for coronavirus. Eva Wong evaluated positive and recovered.
According to the grievance, submitted last week in U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, Princess and its parent, Carnival Corp., ought to have understood that a traveler on the ship’s previous trip had coronavirus
The 71- year-old guy, who had actually boarded the ship previously in February for a trip to Mexico, passed away March 4 at a health center in Roseville, California. He was the very first recognized California resident to pass away from the virus.
According to the complaint, 62 travelers and 1,000 team members who cruised on the Grand Princess to Mexico stayed on board for the next sailing to Hawaii.
In a teleconference with reporters on March 7, Carnival’s primary medical officer Grant Tarling revealed that the guest who died just days previously had potentially contaminated other guests and team members.
The Grand Princess docked at the Port of Oakland on March 9, and hundreds of passengers were transported to 2 military bases in California for a 14- day quarantine. The Wongs were required to Travis Air Force Base.
The Centers for Illness Control and Prevention provided a no-sail order for cruise ships on March 14
The Wongs initially showed no signs of the virus. Ronald established a fever and relentless cough, and was taken to a health center in Vallejo, California, on March16 Both tested favorable for coronavirus.
He passed away March24 Eva Wong, who had booked the cruise to commemorate her spouse’s birthday, never got to visit him in the medical facility.
Five individuals passed away and 131 checked positive from the Hawaii sailing of the Grand Princess
The Wong claim is one of approximately a dozen submitted by Grand Princess passengers or their households.
The company does not discuss pending lawsuits, Princess Cruises spokeswoman Negin Kamali told U.S.A. TODAY.
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