3 Sailors on USS Theodore Roosevelt Have COVID-19

THE PENTAGON – Three sailors aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) have tested positive for COVID-19 and are being flown off the aircraft carrier to a Defense Department hospital in the Pacific region. These are the first cases of sailors on a deployed ship testing positive for the virus.

Acting Secretary of the Navy Thomas Modly said the three were being removed from the ship as soon as possible after the positive diagnosis, and any sailors who have been in contact with them recently are being put in quarantine.

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