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US Navy Evacuating Virus-struck Aircraft Carrier Roosevelt

WorldNews Wednesday, 1 April 2020
US Navy Evacuating Virus-struck Aircraft Carrier RooseveltThe U.S. Navy is evacuating thousands of sailors from the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt in Guam after its captain warned that a coronavirus outbreak was threatening the lives of the crew. Ninety-three COVID-19 cases have been discovered among the 4,800-strong Roosevelt crew so far, according to the Navy. Pentagon officials said Wednesday that they were rapidly arranging hotel rooms on the Pacific island for many of the crew, while organizing a skeleton team of uninfected sailors to keep the ship operational. "The plan at this time is to remove as many...
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News video: U.S. Navy relieves commander who wrote letter urging coronavirus action

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The U.S. Navy announced on Thursday it had relieved the commander of the U.S. aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt, who wrote a scathing letter that leaked to the public asking Navy leadership for stronger measures to control a coronavirus outbreak onboard. This report produced by Chris Dignam.

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