On Board the flagship of the French Navy, the aircraft carrier Charles De Gaulle coronavirus has infected 50 people, reported on 10 April in Facebook the Ministry of defence of France.
On 12 April, the aircraft carrier arrived in the port of Toulon, told radio station RFI. Three sailors were evacuated from Charles De Gaulle “as a precaution”, the other cases COVID‑19 will be transferred to the hospital.
All members of the crew, and that 1900 people (1700 was on the aircraft carrier, 200 – on the frigate who accompanied him), will have a two-week quarantine in the barracks, after which they will be allowed to return to their families.
Still unclear how the coronavirus appeared on the ship, the newspaper La Dépêche du Midi. 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.
The first cases were identified on the ship three weeks after the last Parking space at the same time, according to the world health organization, the incubation period in COVID‑19 ranges from one to 14 days and often is five days.
Charles De Gaulle will be thoroughly disinfected, the Ministry of defense reported. Ship cleaning will start on April 14.
The aircraft carrier returned to port for 11 days before the scheduled date.