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Plague ship disgorges infected passengers into San Francisco

Plague ship disgorges infected passengers into San Francisco
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Returning from a New Year’s trip, Princess Cruise’s eponymous Ruby Princess offloads infected passengers to San Francisco, home to the Leaning Millennium Tower, before the floating incubator returns to Mexico for more.

The Daily Beast:

The Ruby Princess became infamous at the start of the pandemic in March 2020 when it docked in Sydney, Australia, and all of its passengers were allowed to disembark despite an outbreak on board, leading to a criminal investigation into the “plague ship”. “

The same ship docked in San Francisco on Thursday after a festive 10-day New Year’s trip — to Mexico and back — that ended with twelve passengers on board testing positive. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, the city’s port has confirmed that a total of 724 passengers have left the ship, including 12 who returned with positive test results.

Apparently, this is just a procedure. The princess knew that people were infected, and it seemed they did very little to test them and simply sent them home in the hope that they would work out the problem on their own.

The positive cases came to light after, under a local health mandate, the cruise line randomly tested 25 percent of all passengers who had planned to leave the ship in San Francisco, and it returned dozens of positive results. Negin Kamali, a spokesperson for Princess Cruises, said vaccination rates among guests on the Ruby Princess are “close to 100 percent”.

But a woman on board claimed an outbreak had earlier been identified among the cruise’s performers, leading to performances being canceled and inside the cabin quarantined. “It was kind of annoying because there wasn’t any more ads going around about it…I think the only reason they announced that was because the shows were cancelled,” Diane Castillo told NBC News.

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