Chicago Anchor’s Mother-In-Law Quarantined on Coronavirus Cruise

By Stephanie Tsoflias Siegel 

Chicago anchorman Dan Ponce‘s mother-in-law is stuck on a quarantined cruise ship near Tokyo.

According to WGN, more than 135 passengers on the trip have the Coronavirus. There are more than 3,700 passengers on the Diamond Princess cruise ship.

“My mother-in-law is among the passengers quarantined on the cruise ship in Japan. She’s doing her best to stay positive,” he said on Twitter.


Ponce has had direct communication with her and has received updates on the passengers who have been stuck on the ship, which is docked.

He says they’re making the best of it. They even made Valentine’s for the crew. The passengers are expected to be released from the ship on Feb. 19, according to Ponce’s social media. His mother-in-law is healthy.