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Redwood City couple’s anniversary cruise turns into ‘coronavirus nightmare’

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A Redwood City couple’s 28th wedding anniversary cruise aboard the Diamond Princess became a nightmare due to a coronavirus outbreak.

According to KPIX (Ch. 5), over 600 passengers tested positive for the coronavirus aboard the Diamond Princess that was docked in Japan. U.S. authorities evacuated Americans aboard the ship, including Rick and Kathy Wright from Redwood City. They were transported to Travis Air Force Base in Fairfield to be quarantined.

As he was leaving the ship in Japan, Rick Wright said he was tested for the virus. Then while in quarantine in Fairfield, he was informed he tested positive. The couple shared concerning details about the way passengers were evacuated on buses and airplanes. Some were infected, they said.

On Wednesday, Rick Wright was transported to a San Francisco hospital. Meanwhile, his wife Kathy Wright remained in quarantine at the base in Fairfield, according to KPIX.

Coronavirus has infected over 77,000 people and killed over 2,000 since December. The vast majority of cases have occurred in China, where the outbreak originated.

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Photo courtesy of the CDC

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