An Outbreak Of Coronavirus Was Recorded On Another Us Navy Ship
On-board the US Navy Destroyer USS Kidd, at least 18 cases of coronavirus were detected, according to Friday CNN report, citing an unnamed representative of the US Navy.
The Pentagon confirmed that more than one sailor on the ship was sick with coronavirus. There are about 330 crew members on-board the ship.
USS Kidd is participating in a counter-narcotics mission in the Caribbean. Pentagon spokesman Jonathan Hoffman said the USS Kidd is preparing to return to port.
"They are preparing to return to port... Some of the crew will go ashore. When everyone recovers, the ship will go to sea again," Hoffman said.
According to him, a team of military medics from eight people flew to the ship.
USS Kidd was the second American ship to be affected by the COVID-19 outbreak while at sea.
A large-scale outbreak of the disease was recorded earlier on the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt. At the end of March, due to an outbreak of coronavirus on-board, the aircraft carrier was urgently sent to a base on the island of GUAM in the Western Pacific ocean. Currently, 840 sailors from the USS Theodore Roosevelt have fallen ill.
Currently, cases of coronavirus have been recorded on 26 us Navy warships located in ports and shipyards. Another 14 ships had cases of COVID-19, but those who were ill had already recovered.