23 disembarks from Grand Princess after ship docks at Oakland
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23 disembarks from Grand Princess after ship docks at Oakland

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Twenty-three people who needed acute medical care had been disembarked from Grand Princess by late Monday afternoon.

But it was not clear how many of them had tested positive for the virus, Shawn Boyd, a spokesman for the California Office of Emergency Services, told the Associated Press. A large media presence and a handful of curious residents greeted the Grand Princess cruise ship as it arrived at the Port of Oakland around noon Monday.

The docking of Grand Princess marks the beginning of the end after six days of uncertainty for the 3,500 people aboard the ship, which has been moored off the coast of California since Wednesday.

The roughly 1,000 crew members aboard the ship will be quarantined on the ship, California Gov. Gavin Newsom said. There are 21 people infected by COVID-19 aboard the ship, Vice President Mike Pence said Friday, but officials only tested 46 people on the ship.

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