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US Navy testing all 5,000 sailors on deployed aircraft carrier impacted by coronavirus outbreak


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All 5,000 U.S. Navy sailors onboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt aircraft carrier will be tested for the coronavirus after nearly two dozen members were diagnosed with the virus while deployed in the Pacific, military officials said Thursday.

The Roosevelt is docking in Guam after a sharp rise in COVID-19 diagnoses, Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly said at a press briefing. Eight sailors have been flown off the carrier to a hospital while the rest will remain on board to await testing.

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While eight sailors tested positive in recent days, a senior U.S. Navy…


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