The First Sailor Served On Uss Theodore Roosevelt Died Of Coronavirus
One of the crew members of the USS Theodore Roosevelt, who was diagnosed with a coronavirus, died from aftermath caused by COVID-19.
On March 30, the patient was quarantined. On April 9, the sailor's condition deteriorated significantly and he was taken to the intensive care unit of a military hospital in GUAM, where he died four days later. This is the first time that a crew member of the USS Theodore Roosevelt has died of coronavirus.
An outbreak of COVID-19 on board the aero carrier was registered in late March, but this was hidden from the public for some time. The scandal broke out after the media got a report from the commander of the ship, Brett Crozier, in which he reported an alarming situation on the board and asked the management to begin evacuation. Only then did the Pentagon decide to evacuate.
USS Theodore Roosevelt is currently lying off the island of GUAM. Most of the team is located on the shore. The coronavirus was detected in 585 sailors, including crozier, who was relieved of his post because of the scandal. Thomas Model, who fired him and served as acting Secretary of the U.S. Navy, resigned because of these events.
Theodore Roosevelt is not the only US Navy ship to have detected a coronavirus. CAVID-19 was diagnosed in the sailors of the aircraft carrier "Ronald Reagan," "Carl Vinson," and "Nimitz".
The French Navy had a similar problem. COVID-19 was found in 50 crew members of the aircraft carrier "Charles de Gaulle". And this is despite the fact that since March 15, it was at sea, and no one else came on board. After the infection was confirmed, the Defense Ministry ordered the entire carrier group to return to the base in Toulon ahead of schedule. On Sunday, they arrived at their destination, and more than 2,000 sailors were sent to quarantine.