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Number of COVID-19 cases on USS Theodore Roosevelt reaches 93

  • April 2, 2020
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NHK reported this morning that Acting Secretary of the Navy Modley told the press on Wednesday that the number of COVID-19 cases on the USS Theodore Roosevelt has reached 93. The network said the captain of the nuclear carrier, which is docked in Guam, is requesting that all 5,000 sailors be disembarked and quarantined at a facility on land. Acting Secretary Modley reportedly said the U.S. Navy is preparing to secure a hotel in Guam for the sailors and about 2,700 sailors will soon be disembarked from the carrier. He also said not all of the sailors will be able to leave the carrier as someone needs to maintain the nuclear reactor and aircraft on the ship. He also reportedly stressed the need to keep some sailors onboard in order to ensure that the nuclear carrier can be deployed in the event of a contingency.

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