COVID-19 cruise ship Grand Princess set to arrive in Vancouver on April 2

The Port of Vancouver has asked Health Canada for directions on how to handle the scheduled arrival next month of the Grand Princess, a cruise ship on which 21 people have fallen sick with COVID-19. The move comes as Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C’s provincial health officer, called for Ottawa to delay the start of the…

Two passengers die from coronavirus on doomed cruise ship Diamond Princess

Two passengers from the coronavirus-hit Diamond Princess cruise ship moored near Tokyo have died, according to local media.   The victims were a man and a woman in their 80s, NHK reported on Thursday, citing a government source.  Both had underlying conditions and had been taken off the ship on February 11 and 12 before being…

Government of Canada evacuating Canadians on board Diamond Princess cruise ship

TORONTO — The Canadian government has chartered a plane to repatriate Canadians on board the quarantined Diamond Princess cruise ship docked in Yokohama, Japan. Global Affairs Canada confirmed late Saturday night that the decision was taken “because of the extraordinary circumstances faced by passengers on the Diamond Princess and to lighten the burden on the…