March 6, 2020 / 10:58 PM / a month ago

Pence: 21 people test positive for coronavirus on cruise ship

FILE PHOTO: Passengers on board the Grand Princess cruise ship, which had previously carried two passengers who contracted the coronavirus, watch while a U.S. military helicopter hovers above the deck, as they approach their original destination of San Francisco, California, U.S. March 5, 2020. Courtesy of Steve Berry/Handout via REUTERS

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Twenty-one people aboard a cruise ship denied entry to San Francisco have tested positive for coronavirus and the ship will be brought to a non-commercial port this weekend, and all passengers and crew will be tested, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said on Friday.

Reporting by Steve Holland; Writing by Eric Beech; Editing by Sandra Maler

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