Sick sailors recovering on Guam will fly home rather than rejoin USS Theodore Roosevelt

Posted On: Jun 2, 2020   |   Posted By: Politico

Sick sailors recovering on Guam will fly home rather than rejoin USS Theodore Roosevelt

Some sailors assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt who are still sick with Covid-19 after remaining behind in Guam will be flown home once they recover instead of returning to the ship for its deployment, a Navy spokesperson told POLITICO.
The Roosevelt got underway on May 20 after nearly two months in Guam battling an outbreak of the coronavirus. The ship carried a scaled-back crew of about 3,000 sailors, leaving roughly 1,800 crew on shore who are still quarantining - including at least 13 sailors who had recovered from the virus and tested positive again.
The ship on June 2 completed carrier qualification flights for the air wing, the last milestone required before returning to its scheduled deployment in the Pacific, according to the Navy. The plan was to then return to Guam to pick up the rest of the crew.
But Navy spokesperson Cmdr. Myers Vasquez said the sailors who do not meet the criteria to return to the ship and require additional time to recover will remain in isolation on Naval...

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