WGN-TV Morning News Anchor Dan Ponce has been giving viewers in Chicago an up close look at what’s going on with the Coronavirus scare.
His mother-in-law was aboard that Diamond Princess Cruise ship which was quarantined off the coast of Tokyo last week.
Some passengers are now in lockdown in Texas. The AP reports there were dozens of cases of the new virus.
Fourteen people who were evacuated from the ship were flown back to the United States on charter flights tested positive for novel coronavirus, according to a joint statement from the US Departments of State and Health and Human Services.
Hundreds of other passengers left the cruise ship Wednesday after the end of a much-criticized, two-week quarantine that failed to stop the spread of the virus among passengers and crew.
You can hear first hand what’s going on with his family members here.
By the way. his family says they so far have no symptoms of the coronavirus and are doing well.