Another American aircraft carrier has an outbreak of coronavirus

A small number of cases of infection were recorded on the aircraft carrier Nimitz.

General John Hyten, Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, reported an outbreak of coronavirus on Board another American aircraft carrier that is preparing to deploy to the Pacific region.

“A very small number of cases have been reported on the aircraft carrier Nimitz, and we are monitoring this closely,” Hyten said.

The crew of the ship Nimitz has about 5,000 people.
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Hayden also said that one of the crew members of the aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt was placed in an intensive care unit on Thursday in Guam, off the coast of which the ship has been anchored for more than a week. According to the General, the virus was confirmed in 416 crew members. Another 1,164 people are waiting for the results of tests.