Now Both Aircraft Carriers In The Western Pacific Have COVID-19 Cases Raising Readiness Concerns
Sailors from a carrier forward deployed to Japan had contracted the virus as confirmed cases grow onboard another flattop in Guam
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March 27, 2020 - by JOSEPH TREVITHICK for thedrive.com
Sailors from a carrier forward deployed to Japan had contracted the virus as confirmed cases grow onboard another flattop in Guam.
Two sailors onboard the Nimitz class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan, which forward-deployed in Japan and presently pier-side there, have tested positive for the COVID-19 novel coronavirus.
This comes just a day after the U.S. Navy announced it had quarantined the entire crew of another aircraft carrier, the USS Theodore Roosevelt, on their ship in port in Guam after a number of sailors contracted the virus.
The War Zone had already warned that the Roosevelt's predicament could be an ominous sign of what's to come for the Navy.
If Reagan is sidelined, as well, the service would have no carriers presently deployed in the Pacific region that can actually operate.
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