The first sailor from the aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt died of coronavirus
One of the crew members of the American aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt, in whom the coronavirus was discovered, died from complications caused by COVID-19. This was reported to the US Navy.
Test for Coronavirus Infection
As noted on the website of the Navy, on March 30, a test for coronavirus infection, which was a sailor, gave a positive result. The patient was quarantined. On April 9, the sailor’s condition worsened significantly, he was taken to the intensive care unit of a military hospital in Guam, where he died four days later. This is the first time a crew member of Theodore Roosevelt has died from a coronavirus.
An outbreak of COVID-19 on board an aircraft carrier was recorded at the end of March, but it was hidden from the public for some time. The scandal erupted after the media got the report of the ship’s commander Brett Crozier, in which he reported an alarming situation on board and asked the leadership to begin the evacuation. Only after that did the Pentagon decide to evacuate.
Island of Guam
Theodore Roosevelt is currently standing off the island of Guam. Most of the team is located on the shore. Coronavirus was discovered in 585 sailors, including Crozier, who was relieved of his post due to a scandal. Dismissed him by Thomas Modley, who held office and. about. US Secretary of the Navy, because of these events, he resigned.
“Theodore Roosevelt” – not the only ship of the US Navy, where the coronavirus was discovered. COVID-19 was diagnosed with Ronald Reagan, Carl Vinson, and Nimitz aircraft carriers.
Similar Problem French Navy
A similar problem arose in the French Navy. COVID-19 was discovered in 50 crew members of the Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier. And this despite the fact that since March 15, he was at sea, and no stranger rose aboard. After the infection was confirmed, the Ministry of Defense ordered the entire carrier group to return early to the base in Toulon. On Sunday, they arrived at their destination, more than 2 thousand sailors were sent to quarantine.