The US Navy's USS Theodore Roosevelt carrier is heading for a possible quarantine into Guam following the positive testing for COVID-19 virus of three sailors and possible infections of dozens more.
According to the US media, the number of positive COVID-19 cases on the warship, that had 5,000 personnel on board, spiked to 23. Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly said that the Theodore Roosevelt is in a process of testing all crew members.
"Additional positive cases of COVID-19 have been discovered," Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Mike Gilday said Thursday, without specifying how many.
"USS Theodore Roosevelt is in Guam on a previously-scheduled port visit. The resources at our naval medical facilities in Guam will allow us to more effectively test, isolate, and if necessary treat Sailors. We expect additional positive tests, and those Sailors who test positive will be transported to the US Naval Hospital Guam for further evaluation and treatment as necessary. During the port visit, base access will be limited to the pier for Roosevelt's Sailors," Gilday added.