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Grand Princess cruise ship arrived at a port in Oakland, Canadians on the ship to be brought back soon

BY , Mar 10, 2020 12:30 AM - REPORT AN ERROR

Carrying multiple people who have tested positive for COVID-19, the Grand Princess maintains a holding pattern about 30 miles off the coast of San Francisco, Sunday, March 8, 2020. The cruise ship is scheduled to dock at the Port of Oakland on Monday. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

The Grand Princess cruise ship with 21 cases of novel coronavirus has arrived at a port in Oakland near San Francisco.

There are about 35 hundred people on board including 237 Canadians.

Foreign Affairs Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne says it is expected they will be taken soon to a federally chartered plane and flown home to Ontario.

They will be in quarantine for two weeks.

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