The Transylvania Times -

By Matthew McGregor
Staff Writer 

Local Couple Trapped By Coronavirus-Brevard NC


Last updated 3/19/2020 at 7:43pm

Jose and Victoria Galan have been trapped on the ship and now face another 14 days quarantined on an Army base. (Courtesy photo)

For many Americans, COVID-19, or the coronavirus, has loomed in the distant periphery like the ominous cloud of Third World poverty and foreign war, but for locals Victoria and Jose Galan, it has quickly become an unsettling reality.

To celebrate their 2019 retirement from Miami-Dade County government and their move to Brevard, they took a cruise to Hawaii on the Grand Princess Cruise ship. On their returning excursion, when they were scheduled to stop in Mexico, reports of people testing positive for the coronavirus, and one death, led to a lockdown.

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