An outbreak of coronavirus on U.S. aircraft carrier – 672 sailor fell ill, one died

At least 672 members of a team of us nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt discovered coronavirus. On 20 April, said the rear Admiral, the commander of us forces on the island of GUAM John Menoni during the online conference, which was broadcast by KUAM.

He noted that tested 94% of team members. At 3910 sailors study on the disease coronavirus infection COVID-19 showed a negative result. Among team members there is one fatal case.

“2.5% of the sailors who initially received a negative test result for the virus COVID-19, in re-examination he was revealed” , – said the commander of American forces on GUAM.

At the end of March, due to the outbreak of coronavirus aboard the aircraft carrier urgently sent to the base in the port of GUAM, an overseas territory of the States. 3967 sailors went ashore in the port of GUAM and are quarantined.

According to Menoni, on an aircraft carrier is a large-scale sanitization and continues inspection of sailors.

“In the next few weeks we will refund a large part of his team to the ship, and in the near future they will have to go to sea,” said rear Admiral.

1 April captain Bert crozier gave reporters a letter in which he described the situation as critical.

Flash coronavirus infection COVID-19 began in late 2019 in China. March 11, the world health organization declared the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.

According to data from the American Johns Hopkins University, the total number of infected people in the world exceeded 2.4 million, of which more than 635 thousand was cured, and 166 066 died.

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