Watch: White House Task Force Releases Latest Information on Coronavirus


Vice President Mike Pence says 21 people aboard a cruise ship off the California coast have tested positive for the new coronavirus, including 19 crew members.

Pence said Friday that the federal government is working with California officials on a plan to bring the ship to a non-commercial port this weekend. The 3,500 passengers and crew members will be tested for the virus. Friday's test results come amid evidence the vessel was the breeding ground for a deadly cluster of at least 10 cases during its previous voyage.

The Vice President also urged people like the elderly or those with pre-existing health issues to use caution and common sense when planning future travels.

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Watch the briefing below for the latest information released by the task force.

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