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US Five more sailors aboard aircraft carrier test positive for coronavirus

05:05  26 march  2020
05:05  26 march  2020 Source:   thehill.com

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Five sailors aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt in the Pacific have tested positive for coronavirus after three other sailors on the aircraft carrier “My health is no different than anyone else’s.” The three sailors to test positive for the virus on Tuesday were the first to test positive for COVID-19

US sailors on aircraft carrier test positive for coronavirus at sea. Three US sailors aboard an aircraft carrier stationed in the Philippine Sea tested positive for coronavirus and were There are about 5 ,000 people aboard the aircraft carrier and Gidlay did not say how many of them are being

Five sailors aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt in the Pacific have tested positive for coronavirus after three other sailors on the aircraft carrier tested positive for the virus on Tuesday.

a large ship in a body of water: Five more sailors aboard aircraft carrier test positive for coronavirus © Getty Images Five more sailors aboard aircraft carrier test positive for coronavirus

Naval officials told The Wall Street Journal that four of the eight sailors were transported to a medical facility in Guam and that the others would also be evacuated.

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Three sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt—which is currently underway in the Philippine Sea—have tested positive for the coronavirus . Earlier this month, Modly announced new measures the Navy would take on deployed ships to deal with potential coronavirus outbreaks.

Three US sailors from the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt have been diagnosed with the novel coronavirus , the first cases reported on a The three have been evacuated and all those they had come into contact with on the vessel, which has more than 5 ,000 personnel on board, have been

Officials also said that the Navy is working to identify others on the ship who could possibly be infected with COVID-19, with Adm. John Aquilino, commander of the Pacific Fleet, saying that they're working "towards the goal of minimizing any additional transmission."

The ship docked in Da Nang, Vietnam, two weeks ago, but acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly noted that the sailors could have contracted COVID-19 from another source, as members of a flight crew had also visited the aircraft carrier.

Aquilino also said that because he was asymptomatic, he hasn't been tested for the virus.

"I feel 100% fine," Aquilino said. "My health is no different than anyone else's."

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The three sailors to test positive for the virus on Tuesday were the first to test positive for COVID-19 while aboard a deployed military ship.

According to the Journal, over 200 service members have tested positive for the virus.

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