As cruise ship illnesses spike, families worry for Michigan passengers


ON DETROIT.
LOCAL 4 NEWS AT 5:30 STARTS NOW! LOCAL 4 NEWS AT 5:30 STARTS NOW!
>>Karen: THE SITUATION HAS ONLY>>Karen: THE SITUATION HAS ONLY
GONE FROM BAD TO WORSE. GONE FROM BAD TO WORSE.
CORONAVIRUS CONCERNS ON TWO CORONAVIRUS CONCERNS ON TWO
CRUISE SHIPS WITH TWO CRUISE SHIPS WITH TWO
MICHIGANDERS ON BOARD. MICHIGANDERS ON BOARD.
WE TOLD BUT A STERLING HEIGHTS WE TOLD BUT A STERLING HEIGHTS
NATIVE STUCK ON BOARD THE NATIVE STUCK ON BOARD THE
DIAMOND PRINCESS. DIAMOND PRINCESS.
>>Jason: AT THAT TIME, 20>>Jason: AT THAT TIME, 20
PEOPLE TESTED POSITIVE. PEOPLE TESTED POSITIVE.
TODAY, THE SHIP HAS 135 CASES, TODAY, THE SHIP HAS 135 CASES,
EVEN WITH PASSENGERS CONFINED TO EVEN WITH PASSENGERS CONFINED TO
THEIR ROOMS, AND THAT’S NOT THE THEIR ROOMS, AND THAT’S NOT THE
ONLY SHIP GOING THROUGH THIS. ONLY SHIP GOING THROUGH THIS.
JAMIE EDMONDS HAS THIS STORY JAMIE EDMONDS HAS THIS STORY
TONIGHT. TONIGHT.
GOOD EVENING, JAMIE. GOOD EVENING, JAMIE.
>>Jason: GOOD EVENING, JASON.>>Jason: GOOD EVENING, JASON.
IT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE A TRIP OF IT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE A TRIP OF
A LIFETIME, GOING ON A CRUISE A LIFETIME, GOING ON A CRUISE
SHIP. SHIP.
BUT THINGS HAVE COMPLETELY BUT THINGS HAVE COMPLETELY
CHANGED BECAUSE OF THE CHANGED BECAUSE OF THE
CORONAVIRUS. CORONAVIRUS.
AT LEAST IN ONE CASE, IT’S AT LEAST IN ONE CASE, IT’S
PRETTY SCARY! PRETTY SCARY!
THAT’S MARGIE, SHE SPOKE TO THAT’S MARGIE, SHE SPOKE TO
LOCAL 4 ON THURSDAY ABOUT HER LOCAL 4 ON THURSDAY ABOUT HER
SISTER MYRA LAROUCHE ON BOARD SISTER MYRA LAROUCHE ON BOARD
THE DIAMOND PRINCESS QUARANTINED THE DIAMOND PRINCESS QUARANTINED
IN JAPAN. IN JAPAN.
>>SHE’S SCARED AND WE’RE>>SHE’S SCARED AND WE’RE
WORRIED. WORRIED.
>>Jason: SHE WAS GOING TO VISIT>>Jason: SHE WAS GOING TO VISIT
THAT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE SO THAT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE SO
ENJOYABLE IS SCARY. ENJOYABLE IS SCARY.
THE TOTAL NUMBER OF CORONAVIRUS THE TOTAL NUMBER OF CORONAVIRUS
IS AT 130. IS AT 130.
AT LEAST 24 MEMBERS HAVE TESTED AT LEAST 24 MEMBERS HAVE TESTED
POSITIVE. POSITIVE.
THIS PASSENGER TOLD NBC NEWS THIS PASSENGER TOLD NBC NEWS
THEY’RE, HERE ASKED TO TAKE
% – DAY.
% – DAY.
>>WE ARE DEFINITELY SAFE ON THE>>WE ARE DEFINITELY SAFE ON THE
SHIP AND WE NEED TO BE EVACUATED SHIP AND WE NEED TO BE EVACUATED
WHILE SOME OF US ARE STILL WHILE SOME OF US ARE STILL
HEALTHY. HEALTHY.
>>Jamie: HOLLAND AMERICA IS>>Jamie: HOLLAND AMERICA IS
CHANGING ITS PLANS WHEN IT COMES CHANGING ITS PLANS WHEN IT COMES
TO THE WESTERDAM. TO THE WESTERDAM.
THEY ONLY MADE ONE STOP IN THEY ONLY MADE ONE STOP IN
TAIWAN BECAUSE CONTINUES TAIWAN BECAUSE CONTINUES
CONTINUED TO DENY ACCESS. CONTINUED TO DENY ACCESS.
A MICHIGAN FAMILY IS ON BOARD. A MICHIGAN FAMILY IS ON BOARD.
STEVEN TOLD THE FREE PRESS, WE STEVEN TOLD THE FREE PRESS, WE
HAVE NO KNOWN CASES ON BOARD BUT HAVE NO KNOWN CASES ON BOARD BUT
THERE’S A LOT OF FEAR THAT THERE’S A LOT OF FEAR THAT
SOMEONE MAY HAVE IT AND BRING IT SOMEONE MAY HAVE IT AND BRING IT
TO THEIR COUNTRY. TO THEIR COUNTRY.
THE FAMILY WAS SUPPOSED TO BE THE FAMILY WAS SUPPOSED TO BE
CELEBRATING BUT THE TRIP HAS CELEBRATING BUT THE TRIP HAS
TAKEN A TURN. TAKEN A TURN.
TODAY, HOLLAND AMERICA HAS TODAY, HOLLAND AMERICA HAS
ANNOUNCED IT WILL DOCK IN ANNOUNCED IT WILL DOCK IN
BANGKOK FEBRUARY 13th. BANGKOK FEBRUARY 13th.
THE DIFFERENCE WITH THE HOLLAND THE DIFFERENCE WITH THE HOLLAND
AMERICA CRUISE SHIP IS THAT NO AMERICA CRUISE SHIP IS THAT NO
ONE IS QUARANTINED AND NO ONE ONE IS QUARANTINED AND NO ONE
HAS BEEN INFECTED. HAS BEEN INFECTED.
STEVEN TOLD THE FREE PRESS HIS STEVEN TOLD THE FREE PRESS HIS
FAMILY IS TRYING TO MAKE THE FAMILY IS TRYING TO MAKE THE
MOST OF IT, ENJOY THE AMENITIES MOST OF IT, ENJOY THE AMENITIES
AND ENTERTAINMENT WHILE ON BOARD AND ENTERTAINMENT WHILE ON BOARD
BEFORE THEY GET TO BANGKOK, AND BEFORE THEY GET TO BANGKOK, AND
BOTH CRUISE LINES ARE TELLING BOTH CRUISE LINES ARE TELLING
THEIR PASSENGERS THEY WILL GET THEIR PASSENGERS THEY WILL GET
REFUNDS. REFUNDS.
>>Jason: THAT’S GOOD TO HEAR>>Jason: THAT’S GOOD TO HEAR
AND THAT THEY’RE NOT ALWAYS AND THAT THEY’RE NOT ALWAYS
CONFINED TO THEIR ROOMS. CONFINED TO THEIR ROOMS.
WHAT ABOUT MYRA ON THE PRINCESS WHAT ABOUT MYRA ON THE PRINCESS
CRUISE? CRUISE?
>>Jamie: I TRIED TO GET IN>>Jamie: I TRIED TO GET IN
TOUCH WITH HER SISTER ALL DAY TOUCH WITH HER SISTER ALL DAY
LONG AND DIDN’T HEAR BACK. LONG AND DIDN’T HEAR BACK.
I DON’T KNOW IF THAT MEANS I DON’T KNOW IF THAT MEANS
SOMETHING IS WRONG WITH HER SOMETHING IS WRONG WITH HER
SISTER. SISTER.
HOPEFULLY NOT.

5 thoughts on “As cruise ship illnesses spike, families worry for Michigan passengers

  1. 0:21 "Even with passengers confined to their rooms" ← It might have been too late to start to be confined to their rooms…

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