21 passengers on a US cruise ship have tested positive for the coronavirus

It’s understood a number of Irish Citizens are on board a cruise ship off the US coast, where 21 people have tested positive for the coronavirus.

The Grand Princess is currently moored off San Francisco and under orders to keep its distance from the shore.

All the passengers and crew are now being tested with plans in place to bring the ship to a non-commercial port.

Among those on board is 60-year-old Kari Kolstoe who has stage four cancer – she’s worried about getting home in time for her next round of treatment.