USS Theodore Roosevelt crew test positive for COVID-19
Three crew members aboard the USN’s Nimitz-class USS Theodore Roosevelt have tested positive for coronavirus and have been evacuated from the ship.
The aircraft carrier was sailing in the Pacific Ocean when the diagnosis was made.
Thomas B Modly, Acting Navy Secretary, said: ‘We’ve identified all the folks they’ve had contact with and we’re quarantining them as well… This is an example of how we are able to keep our ships deployed at seas and underway, even with active COVID-19 cases. Our forces remain on watch throughout the world [during] this crisis.’
In other news, the USNS Mercy hospital ship docked in Los Angeles on 24 March, with 1,128 military and civilian personnel ready to reduce the burden placed on local health authorities as they prepare for an influx of coronavirus cases.
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