26 Oklahomans monitored after trip on ‘Grand Princess’ cruise ship

TULSA, Okla. — The Oklahoma State Health Department is monitoring more than two dozen people who are coming back from a cruise in California.

Health officials say 26 Oklahomans were on board the “Grand Princess” cruise ship that found 21 of its 3,500 passengers and crew on board test positive for coronavirus.

The Grand Princess ship had been held off the coast since Wednesday because of evidence that it was the breeding ground for more than 20 infections tied to a previous voyage, according to the Associated Press.

The Tulsa Health Department says those Oklahomans showing symptoms will stay in California and those who don’t will be brought back to the state and self-quarantine for 14 days.

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Thousands of passengers aboard the cruise ship waited for their turn Tuesday to get off the vessel and go into two weeks of quarantine at military bases around the U.S.