AUSTIN (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — Texas Governor Greg Abbott says numerous Americans on a cruise ship off the California coast will be transferred to a military base in San Antonio for testing for the coronavirus and the COVID-19 illness it causes.
Gov. Abbott said in a news release Sunday that “approximately 90 Texans” are among the unspecified number of U.S. citizens expected to arrive at Lackland Air Force Base. It was not clear when the group would arrive.READ MORE: DFW Area Shouldn't Have Problems With Gas Supply Or Prices Following Ransomware Attack On Pipeline
The group is among more than 3,500 people from 54 countries aboard the Grand Princess.READ MORE: CBS 11 Obtains Exclusive Photos Of Teen Migrants Detained At Dallas Convention Center
At least 21 people aboard the ship have tested positive for the virus. Abbott said the passengers would be quarantined at the base.MORE NEWS: Secrets For Travelers During Surge In 'Revenge Travel'
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