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Thu Mar 26, 2020, 01:22 PM

Rapid increase in coronavirus cases aboard US aircraft carrier

Source: CNN

There are now 23 sailors who have tested positive for the coronavirus aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt, just two days after the Pentagon announced that three sailors aboard the ship had tested positive for the virus, a Navy official has confirmed to CNN.

Earlier in the day, acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly had said there were "several" more cases onboard the ship, but did not give a specific number.

"We are in the process now of testing 100% of the crew of that ship to ensure that we're able to contain whatever spread might've occurred," Modly told reporters at the Pentagon at a briefing Thursday morning. There are approximately 5,000 personnel on board the carrier.

The Roosevelt is in the process of pulling into Guam, according to Modly. "No one on the crew will be allowed to leave anywhere into Guam, other than on pier side," he said.

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/26/politics/coronavirus-cases-us-aircraft-carrier/index.html

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bluewater Mar 26 OP
SledDriver Mar 26 #1
sarge43 Mar 26 #2
bluewater Mar 26 #3
soryang Mar 26 #4
tclambert Mar 26 #6
TheFourthMind Mar 26 #5

Response to bluewater (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 01:29 PM

1. Where did they get the tests? Assuming they were flown in, but from where?

questions

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Response to bluewater (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 01:30 PM

2. Unfortunately, can't do social distancing in the armed forces.

Work together, eat together, party together, live together.

I'm afraid it will be bad for them.

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Response to sarge43 (Reply #2)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 01:36 PM

3. Very true.

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Response to sarge43 (Reply #2)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 03:02 PM

4. the phrase "nuts to butts" comes to mind

and that's how it is in the bunk rooms, messes, work spaces, ready rooms, etc., on a CV.

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Response to sarge43 (Reply #2)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 07:16 PM

6. Do they have to fly this flag?

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Response to bluewater (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 03:11 PM

5. Should read. Trumpvirus cases increase aboard US aircraft carrier. He needs to own this. n/t

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