Infected USS Theodore Roosevelt crew to be quarantined in Guam
At least 100 sailors on board a United States aircraft carrier off the coast of Guam have tested positive for the new coronavirus, although none are reported to be in critical condition. But on a Facebook page for the vessel, family members are calling for the navy to release more information on the health of the crew members. Now, plans are under way to evacuate the ship.
Al Jazeera's Shihab Rattansi reports.
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.
- - - - - - - - - Roughly 1,000 crew members are still testing positive for the virus and will remain in Guam. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has issued an executive order requiring the public to wear masks in situations where social distancing is not being observed. Aired on 04/15/2020. President Trump has declared that COVID-19 restrictions could be lifted in up to 30 US states by the beginning of next month.
He said he would talk to governors on Thursday about the move as infections in the United States had hit a peak.
The US has more than 630,000 cases of infection and more than 30,900 people have died from the virus.
Al Jazeera's Mike Hanna reports.