Couple from Diamond Cruise Who Made it Through Coronavirus Describe How It Was

A couple who made it though coronavirus and were separated in different countries while under quarantine described how it was while appearing on “Fox and Friends.”

Fox News reports a Georgia couple who was quarantined in different countries after their ill-fated cruise became a symbol of the coronavirus pandemic have been reunited.

Sherry and Dale Grizzle were separated for nearly three weeks after vacationing on the Diamond Princess last month and contracting the virus.

“We’ve never been apart like this before, and it was pretty stressful. That may have been the worst part of the whole deal,” Dale Grizzle, 69, said Sunday on “Fox & Friends Weekend.”

He was quarantined in Japan while his wife was isolated in Washington state.

The Grizzles were reunited Wednesday, ending what Dale called “the first time ever in our life that we were apart.”

“When I first started having symptoms, it was just a mild sore throat and a headache and that lasted for several days. … I didn’t think anything of it, but Dale had already been diagnosed so I began to wonder if maybe I had the virus also,” Sherry said Sunday.

“I ran a fever for about two and a half weeks that I couldn’t seem to get rid of, and I developed some pneumonia, a milder case of pneumonia, but pneumonia nonetheless, and it was stubborn, but thankfully it didn’t turn into a real bad case so I was able to overcome it,” Dale said.

He said he was “very well-cared for” in Japan.

“I couldn’t have asked for any better care. The team of doctors and nurses that took care of me were absolutely awesome, and I can never thank them enough for the care that I received,” he said.

Dale urged people to listen to health experts and take precautions.

“We encourage our fellow Americans not to panic — just be smart, wash your hands often.”