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Cruise Ship Carrying 3,500 Passengers
Headed to Georgia Military Base for
Coronavirus Testing, Quarantine

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Posted By: ladydawgfan, 3/8/2020 8:35:34 PM

A Grand Princess cruise ship is headed to Georgia from California, where 32 Georgians and thousands of others on the boat will be transferred to Dobbin Air Reserve Base in Marietta, Georgia, for coronavirus testing and quarantine as required. Local media reported on Georgia Governor Brian Kemp’s statement: I have learned that thirty-four Georgians and additional American citizens from the eastern United States who are currently on the Grand Princess cruise ship off the California coast will be securely transferred to Dobbins Air Reserve Base in Marietta, Georgia. These passengers will undergo testing and be quarantined for possible exposure to COVID-19.


At least they'll be off the ship. That ship is going to need to be completely disinfected from stem to stern before it will be able to take on any more passengers or they will face this problem again.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: MMC 3/8/2020 8:42:44 PM (No. 340690)
I have Never Ever wanted to go on a cruise... I thought it was a petry dish before.. now? Nope!
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Reply 2 - Posted by: InvestiGator 3/8/2020 8:53:51 PM (No. 340697)
Unclear article and statement. No way a ship can sail to inland Dobbins AFB near Atlanta, and unlikely they would port in Georgia. My guess is it docks at a California naval port and passengers are flown there.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: lftrn97 3/8/2020 9:08:39 PM (No. 340707)
Live 5 miles from Dobbins. Not interested in exposure to some privileged character sliding off base and infecting nearby businesses.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: DVC 3/8/2020 9:29:24 PM (No. 340727)
My one and only cruise ship was from Italy to NYC, back in 1966. Stops all along the southern coast of Europe, quite nice, but I was young, and loved all the "free food" the most. Today, I think I would eat too much. Haven't really wanted to do another cruise, and this doesn't put me any more in a mood to do it.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: 901AtTheRiver 3/8/2020 9:43:29 PM (No. 340750)
Cruise? Nope. Not with all those unreliable people confined in unreliable quarters.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: DVC 3/8/2020 10:03:52 PM (No. 340767)
An amazingly lame headline.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: LadyHen 3/9/2020 12:28:03 AM (No. 340850)
Wow, you all sound like a pack of paid lib commenters from yahoo or twitter. Take a deep breath, step outside the bunker, and join the real world I hope you folks don't end up in an assisted living community when the end comes because statistically that is the most deadly place to be in the present circumstances. Common sense people, use it and we will be fine!! Stop falling for the hype. It's all gonna be okay.
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