Cruise ship docks in San Francisco with COVID-19 cases

Virus Outbreak Cruise Ship
Posted at 4:57 PM, Jan 06, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-06 19:57:24-05

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A cruise ship that docked in San Francisco Thursday is under observation by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention after a dozen vaccinated passengers tested positive for coronavirus.

The Port of San Francisco said the results followed a random testing of 25% of the passengers aboard the 10-day cruise to Mexico, and the affected individuals are either asymptomatic or experiencing mild symptoms.

The news comes as the omicron variant drives extremely high infection levels in the cruise industry, prompting the CDC to either investigate or observe nearly 100 vessels.

San Francisco is asking cruise ships to test passengers who have not received their second doses or booster shots before letting them come ashore.