The Pentagon does not exclude new cases of infection with COVID-19 crews of ships of the US Navy

The Pentagon does not exclude new cases of infection with COVID-19 crews of ships of the US Navy

Coronavirus infection can affect many ships of the US Navy, this situation is not excluded. This was reported by the Associated Press, citing a statement by the US Department of Defense.


At a briefing for journalists in the Pentagon, Deputy Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff John Hayten said that the US military did not rule out the spread of coronavirus to other ships of the US Navy, following the example of the aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt.

Do not think that "Theodore Roosevelt" is the only one of its kind in regard to the coronavirus. We have many ships at sea. Believing this will never happen again is a bad way to plan.

- noted Hayten.

At the same time, he emphasized that the main problem with the disease on ships is the inability to quickly test a large number of sailors, and when this opportunity appears is not known.

Now I don’t have the opportunity to assess when the opportunity to test will be available on the scale that we would like to see

- said the general, urging to adapt to the "new reality".

Recall that at present, officially identified diseases of the coronavirus on four aircraft carriers of the US Navy. Moreover, while there are only a few cases on three ships, the Teodor Roosevelt aircraft carrier recorded a massive outbreak of the disease, as a result of which half of the crew was quarantined.
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  1. Andrea April 10 2020 10: 07 New
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    Following the example of "Theodore Roosevelt"? Captains resigned?
    1. Cowbra April 10 2020 10: 30 New
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      Enema with bleach and gramophone needles. A bucket three times a day. Until they cease to be carriers of different viruses. For a start - democracy
  2. Baloo April 10 2020 10: 13 New
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    The punishment for the crime (the creation of the "Chinese" coronovirus) should be inevitable. In vain Columbus discovered America. Apparently, God decided to restore justice and punish the sinful country and the people damned on all continents. Evil empires may be fully rewarded for atrocities. sad
  3. rotmistr60 April 10 2020 10: 20 New
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    do not exclude the spread of coronavirus to other ships of the U.S. Navy
    I wonder how many% of losses in the Navy are planned by admirals amid 200 possible deaths of citizens of the country? Will the ships be driven away to the sea and quarantined or will they continue to slander along the oceans?
  4. Pavel57 April 10 2020 10: 23 New
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    the fleet is just a hotbed of some kind.
  5. knn54 April 10 2020 10: 28 New
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    Sailors do not want to sew masks themselves, and the fleet is simply a component of the WORLD "nursery", including the coronavirus.
  6. sanik2020 April 10 2020 10: 45 New
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    The Pentagon does not exclude new cases of infection with COVID-19 crews of ships of the US Navy

    They discovered it in America, it would have been surprising if they had excluded new cases of infection.
  7. Uncle Izya April 10 2020 12: 11 New
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    15 Russians arrived at the Belarusian nuclear power plant in Ostrovets with coronavirus
  8. Mouse April 10 2020 13: 21 New
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    sit at home, and do not board your sides at sea ..... yes