My in-laws, Peter and Grace Nahm, are currently on a cruise ship, The Coral Princess, heading to Florida. They are from New York and are American Citizens.
They were supposed to be let off of the ship on March 19th, in Argentina, but were told they were not allowed to leave the ship, even though all of the Argentinian citizens, as well as some other passengers, were allowed to get off and everyone on the ship had had their temperatures taken for 2 weeks prior to arrival and there had been no fevers detected.
Now, almost 2 weeks later, my father-in-law has tested positive for Covid-19 and my mother-in-law is waiting for her result.
There are a few others that have tested positive and many others on the ship that have flu like symptoms. The ship is supposedly arriving to Florida in 3 days but, with all of the news about how no one is allowed off the ships, even American Citizens, it is not very reassuring and I am at a loss as to what I can do to help them.
The cruise line should have canceled the trip in the middle, when they were canceling all of their other cruises that were about to embark. Instead, they have put thousands of people's lives at risk! They need to take responsibility for this and figure out a way of getting everyone off of the ship!
President Trump and Governor Cuomo, I know you both have your hands full, but I am pleading with you to convince Governor DeSantis to allow the American citizens on this ship to come into the country and get the medical care that they need. There are only a handful of medical personnel on the ship for a total of about 2,000 people, between passengers and staff. The medical staff has not slept for the past 3 days and are extremely overwhelmed.