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US admirals in South China Sea: Everyone wears a mask

WorldNews Wednesday, 8 July 2020
US admirals in South China Sea: Everyone wears a maskHong Kong (CNN)Two US Navy admirals in charge of a rare South China Sea exercise say "extraordinary" coronavirus measures taken by the service, including requiring all sailors to wear face masks, have left their aircraft carrier strike groups in a high state of readiness in one of the most tense maritime environments in the world. The Navy's response to the pandemic comes after one of its Pacific-based carriers, the USS Theodore Roosevelt, was crippled for weeks earlier this year by an outbreak that infected hundreds of its crew. "We've taken extraordinary measures to protect our sailors from Covid, but that said it remains a real threat and requires constant vigilance," Rear Adm. George...
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TAIPEI — Two U.S. aircraft carriers conducted drills at the South China Sea in a significant show of force, the U.S. Navy said in a news release. CNN reports that the exercise on July 4 was the first in six years to involve dual U.S. carrier strike groups in the maritime region. The carriers...

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