Associated Press

Associated Press 3 Apr 2020

Captain of virus-stricken aircraft carrier fired


The captain of a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier facing a growing outbreak of the coronavirus on his ship was fired Thursday by Navy leaders who said he created a panic by sending his memo pleading for help to too many people. (April 3)

After nearly two months sidelined in Guam with a coronavirus outbreak, the USS Theodore Roosevelt has gone out to sea for training, in preparation to return to duty in the Pacific. (May 21)
The US Navy says all of the sailors from the USS Theodore Roosevelt aircraft carrier have been tested for the coronavirus. Crew members are receiving medical care and other support in Guam. The ship has been sidelined there since March 27. (April 23)
Navy aircraft carrier captain removed after letter pleading for help; reaction from Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Gen. Mark Milley.

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At least 100 sailors on board a United States aircraft carrier have tested positive for the new coronavirus.
The captain of the Theodore Roosevelt told the Pentagon the virus is spreading "uncontrollably".
But Defense Secretary Mark Esper says it is not the right time to move the people from the ship.
Al Jazeera's Victoria Gatenby reports.

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