Dozens of marine recruits in South Carolina have contracted coronavirus

An outbreak of the disease on the aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt is also reported.

Dozens of recruits and employees of the Marine Corps training center on the East coast of the United States have become infected with coronavirus, which is why there will be no new arrivals of trainees to the center in the foreseeable future.

Representatives of the Ministry of Defense reported.

The outbreak at Parris Island in South Carolina occurred after a “wave of testing,” a Defense Department official said on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the issue. One source said that there are at least 20 cases, while the second believes that there are dozens of such cases, but less than 50.

This may be the largest outbreak in the Department of defense system so far. Representatives of the military Department reported that the results of testing for coronavirus of dozens of sailors on board the aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt were positive. This became known during a deployment in the Pacific ocean, which forced the ship to make a stop in Guam last week.

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