At least 23 sailors aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt are infected with COVID-19—a spike from three cases earlier in the week. The Navy has ordered the ship to stop in Guam so all 5,000 sailors aboard can be tested.
The Navy will test all 5,000 sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt after the number of sailors with COVID-19 spiked to 19.After the spike in number, the Navy said it will test all 5,000 sailors aboard. By March 26, 2020, 8:47 PM 7 min read 10 ways life has changed since coronavirus struck The WHO has now declared the virus, aka COVID-19, a pandemic. At least 23 sailors aboard the Navy aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt have become infected by the novel coronavirus , according to two U.S. officials. The spike in the number of cases from three earlier this week is leading the Navy to order the ship to stop in Guam, so all 5,000 sailors aboard can be tested for exposure to the virus. It is a major cause of concern for defense officials, as the tight quarters in aircraft carriers hold the potential for even more infections among the ship's crew. Tune into ABC at 1 p.m. ET and ABC News Live at 4 p.m. ET every weekday for special coverage of the novel coronavirus with the full ABC News team, including the latest news, context and analysis. On Tuesday, officials disclosed that there were three cases of COVID-19 aboard the ship marked the first time that infections had been detected aboard a U.S. Navy ship at sea. An F/A-18F Super Hornet launches from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) March 18, 2020. An F/A-18F Super Hornet launches from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) March 18, 2020. U.S. Navy By Thursday, the number of infected sailors shot up to 23, according to two U.S. officials. "As testing continues, additional positive cases of COVID-19 have been discovered aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt," Admiral Mike Gilday, the chief of naval operations, said in a statement."We are taking this threat very seriously and are working quickly to identify and isolate positive cases while preventing further spread of the virus aboard the ship." (MORE: 1st Navy sailors test positive for new coronavirus aboard a ship at sea) He added,"No Sailors have been hospitalized or are seriously ill." At an earlier Pentagon briefing on Thursday, Thomas Modly, the acting secretary of the Navy, told reporters that the increase in infected sailors would lead to testing of the ship's entire crew. Modly said the aircraft carrier would remain pierside in the U.S. territory with the crew limited only to the ship's pier. A U.S. official told ABC News that the carrier is expected to arrive in Guam late Thursday. U.S. Sailors stand aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) March 22, 2020. U.S. Sailors stand aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) March 22, 2020. U.S. Navy "Our medical team aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt is performing testing for the crew consistent with [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention] guidelines, and we are working to increase the rate of testing as much as possible,' Gilday said in his statement. "Immediate priority will be symptomatic Sailors, those in close contact with Sailors who have tested positive already, and essential watch standers," he continued. "We are isolating those who test positive. Testing will continue as necessary to ensure the Read more: ABC News
May God Be With You All. Thank You All for your service. China lied, people died Salutes to all the HMs onboard. How are they getting tested and we cannot? Guam is like: How possible..... Who could tell me where is the virus from? No chinese on it! It's an interesting fact that the Chinese never boarded the US AircraftCarrier , and American army never came to China, so where are the patients from?🤔
US army captured 500,000 test kits from Italy for it's soldiers... NorakGroup As the fleet grapples with coronavirus, the US Navy’s newest AircraftCarrier hit a major operational milestone the carrier left US at early of Jan-20, why it's infected by corona virus,where did it come from?
San Diego-based Navy ship confines crew amid soaring COVID-19 casesWithout notice, sailors on board the amphibious transport dock Somerset were told upon arriving to work Wednesday they were not allowed to leave This is so sad 💔 Sending hope of good health to everyone on board ❤️🇺🇸 Fuck access should be free during this emergency like come on.
This news reveals the coronavirus is originated from the US military. Because there is no way that the Chinese can get on this aircraft carrier because it is floating on the Pacific ocean since January of 2020. Good idea ABC you lied about the CDC you tried to frighten and cause anxiety, a lot of lawyers out there wanting to get lawsuits against fake mainstream media!!We need a class action lawsuit against fake Hollywood lame Stream media!!!!!!
Take samples of all water as well! I hope to hell this virus doesn't get unleashed on Guam. They have almost no healthcare system and would mean mass death. I was just there last month and know first-hand. This is a disaster in the making. I’m concerned that it could be from fuel from the rockets, planes,and cars . Check to see where the fuel is coming from and what’s in the fuel immediately!!
Well they are out at sea, how did they contract Covid19? Guam got 5000 extra tests ..... Yep! The INCOMPENT-IN-CHIEF Cannot PROTECT THE ONES KEEPING US SAFE! Sad!!!
COVID-19 cases surge past 50,000 in the U.S.As the country continues to shut down, the number of COVID-19 cases has surged to over 50,000. At this pace pretty soon we will all be red states...Thanks Mr. Prez. Jobs or lifes ？This is a problem. All those Republicans 2 weeks ago who said liberals were irresponsibly warning about a Covid-19 outbreak were wrong. And now we're going to listen to those same Republicans tell us that the pandemic is almost over? Really?
Even sailors are dirty smh Whoa! That's a lot of sailors at sea, on one ship. I had no idea one ship carried so many people. Imagine if Noah's Ark were a true story... 🤔 Well, isn't that nice. Let's just stop and get tested. Meanwhile, back in the USA. . .we don't have the capability to test you. If you absolutely cannot breathe, don't go to the ED, call and schedule a drive-thru in a location miles away for a couple days away. realDonaldTrump
WTF there’s a navy aircraft docked in Guam and 23 sailors were diagnosed with COVID-19 AND THEY GOT OFF AND ARE QUARANTINING ON THE ISLAND. Dejavú. Colonizers still bringing diseases to our islands not caring about our lives. 🤬😡 Come on people. Get it together. Take care of your men. Guess it's true. Sailors really do share everything.
BREAKING NEWS: a source close to the situation has hinted that world leaders initiated the coronavirus COVID19 in order to make the people prepare for the introduction to Aliens creating a warm welcoming to them. Not good. Cruise ship on Steroids. How KeithOlbermann They’re not testing locals because the gov only sent us 200 tests but not a military ship pulls up & all of a sudden they have 5000 This is BEYOND fucked up. My people are going to DIE.
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KeithOlbermann 23 Sailors in a ship with 6000 people in small spaces KeithOlbermann And they have 5,000 covid19 tests avail in Guam? KeithOlbermann Guess they couldn’t do without the booty port calls right USNavy ? US army always bad luck in Vietnam 🤔 USS Theodore Roosevelt stuck in Guam due to the Corona Virus outbreak...3 weeks prior the ship did a port call in Vietnam. Probably the first time a Vietnamese hooker took down an entire aircraft carrier.
China is waiting for this!. 😥😥😥 Is Dr. Rachel Scott riding? ! Umm, so how did a US warship at sea contract COVID? Maybe stop giving our enemies a sit rep? Vote Trump out before we don’t have a Country left!!!
Amazon Workers In At Least 8 U.S. Warehouses Test Positive For COVID-19Hundreds of Amazon employees and contractors have signed a petition calling for the online retail giant to do more to protect its staff. What's the heck amazon protectworkers from the CoronavirusOutbreak
I would love to join, am capable MediaNorthlands Guam is always there for America whenever America needs her 🇺🇸 Thank You 🙏 停在关岛😂😂日本民众哭瞎。
HHS Provides $100 Million to Help U.S. Healthcare Systems Prepare For COVID-19 PatientsThe U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (HHS ASPR) today announced it will provide $100 million to aid U.S. healthcare systems in preparing quickly for a surge in COVID-19 patients. PHEgov This is definitely not enough! I hope the free market can make up the rest of the shortfall and continue to keep the world safe with their great work that each and every doctor up through investor can do! ❤️ SecAzar PHEgov People are dying in NY. Please reconsider and send more ventilators PHEgov TWO MONTHS LATE. LOOKS LIKE YOU FIGURED OUT WHAT YOUR JOB IS.
Amazon Workers In At Least 8 U.S. Warehouses Test Positive For COVID-19Hundreds of Amazon employees and contractors have signed a petition calling for the online retail giant to do more to protect its staff. Can’t imagine why. They’re clearly wearing masks and practicing social distancing in that picture. It's been spreading since November, so it's really no surprise to hear that. If you tested every American, it's likely to be in the millions by now. get ready for Vicks® NyQuil™ Cold & Corona coming to an Amazon warehouse near you.