Concerns Arise for Grand Princess Cruise Ship Passengers

The Grand Princess cruise ship pulled into San Francisco Bay on March 9, 2020 carrying at least 21 people who are infected with COVID-19.
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By KCBS All News 106.9FM and 740AM

Almost 200 people have joined a support group on social media for family members of quarantined passengers off the Grand Princess cruise ship. The families have complained their loved ones aren’t getting their medication, or being tested for coronavirus.

Bill Green’s parents-in-law are in their late 70s, take three to four cruises per year and are now in quarantine at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar. 

“I’m in tears, my wife is in tears, I can’t imagine what my in-laws are going through,” Green told KCBS Radio. “They must be scared to death.”

He says after four days, they still don’t have their luggage, they’re about to run out of medication, and they didn’t get breakfast until 11:30 a.m.

“When you have diabetes, that doesn’t cut it. They’re not getting regular nutrition and healthy food,” Green said. “My mother-in-law was having a low-sugar event, and they brought her a cup of peanut butter, basically with the attitude of eat this and deal with it.”

Similar complaints have been posted on the Facebook support group where some family members say their loved ones have no soap in their rooms, stressing on the ground staff are doing their best, but problems remain.

Miramar referred us to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for comment, which has not yet responded.