Coronavirus confirmed in 668 crew members the only French aircraft carrier Charles De Gaulle, announced on April 15 the Ministry of defence of France.
31 the sailor is hospitalized, one is in intensive care.
In General, the crew of the aircraft carrier consisted of 1767 sailors, 200 was on the frigatewho accompanied him. The results of the tests 30% of the members of the crew of the Charles De Gaulle are not yet ready, the Ministry reported.
The aircraft carrier arrived in Toulon on 12 April. He returned to port by 11 days earlier than planned due to the outbreak of the coronavirus on Board. April 13, the day after arrival, it was reported about 50 cases.
The carrier began a campaign on January 21. A few weeks he was in the Mediterranean sea, then moved North, thence into the Atlantic ocean. The last stop took place on March 15 at the port of Brest (France), after the aircraft carrier was in the Atlantic, with the outside world no contact. Radio RFI notes that during the stay in Brest seamen’s families were not allowed to go on Board the ship, but crew members were able to meet with relatives in the city.
After returning to Toulon inthe CE, the crew members were quarantined in the barracks.
In the country’s defense Ministry announced that the Charles De Gaulle will be held disinfection.
Charles De Gaulle – the only active aircraft carrier of the French Navy, the first French surface warship with a nuclear power plant. On the aircraft carrier at the same time can be up to 40 aircraft and about 2,000 crew members.
Flash coronavirus infection COVID-19 began in December 2019 in the Chinese city of Wuhan. March 11, 2020, the world health organization declared the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. According to information of the American Johns Hopkins University, the number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in the world has exceeded 2 million, more than 525 thousand was recovered, 138 487 died.
According to the evening of April 15, coronavirus infection was diagnosed in 106 of 206 people in France, 17 of whom 167 died. France ranks fifth in the world in the number of patients and the fourth for the number of deaths from COVID‑19.