11 months ago

A U.S. aircraft carrier affected by a coronavirus outbreak has returned to the sea

11 months ago

U.S. carrier Theodore Roosevelt, who had been at Guam base for weeks due to a major coronavirus outbreak on board in March, returned to the sea.

The aircraft carrier left Guam on Wednesday and went out to the Philippine Sea for training, the Navy said.

More than 1,000 crew members of the ship with nearly 4,900 had a positive test result for COVID-19 during the outbreak. About 4,000 sailors were evacuated from the ship to Guam. One crew member died.

“After clearing the entire ship from bow to stern, the appropriate number of crew members required to operate the ship returned from quarantine after passing strict return to work criteria,” the Navy said in a statement.

Despite the fact that more than 600 sailors are still in isolation, the ship can go out to sea as there are enough healthy crew members to perform important functions on board.

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