Original title: The epidemic weakens the US Navy ’s global deployment capabilities. The status of 11 aircraft carriers
has been exposed . As of the 8th local time, the crew of four carriers had been found to be positive for the new coronavirus test. Only the military personnel of the “Roosevelt” aircraft carrier that tested positive for the new coronavirus surpassed more than half of the soldiers diagnosed by the US Navy’s new coronavirus test. Affected by the epidemic, the US military’s global deployment capabilities have been hit hard.
According to the US “Stars and Stripes” website reported on the 8th, the “Roosevelt” aircraft carrier has become the US Navy’s new crown epidemic severely affected area. According to data released by the US Navy on Wednesday, 93% of the crew of the USS Roosevelt completed the new coronavirus nucleic acid test. Among them, 286 were tested positive, and the US Navy reported a total of 548 confirmed cases. In other words, the confirmed cases on the “Roosevelt” accounted for more than half of the confirmed cases in the Navy, but no one is currently hospitalized. The US Navy said that during the inspection, it will ensure that enough crew members are on board to maintain the basic operations of the aircraft carrier. At present, the “Roosevelt” is docked at the Guam base. The crew has disembarked for testing and disinfected the aircraft carrier. On Wednesday, 2329 sailors had landed, at least 1232 of them had entered the hotel for a 14-day quarantine. A US Navy official told CNN that the new coronavirus test of 416 sailors of the “Roosevelt” was positive. Now, 97% of the people have been tested.
The “Nimitz” aircraft carrier, which is preparing for operational deployment this summer, also found the first positive case of the new coronavirus test. The Navy Times reported that the case was discovered during a virus test last week. The medical personnel of the aircraft carrier “Nimitz” have transferred and isolated the crew from the ship. However, whether the epidemic will spread widely on the “Nimitz” aircraft carrier is also worrying. Because before the boarding, there is no widespread test for new coronavirus. According to the screening process of the US CDC, it only includes the measurement of body temperature and the questionnaire survey before boarding.
In addition to the “Nimitz” and “Roosevelt”, the aircraft carrier “Reagan” and the aircraft carrier “Carl Vincent” at the port of Yokosuka, Japan, each appeared to have crew members who tested positive for the new coronavirus. However, other aircraft carriers have not yet reported cases.
According to the global distribution map of US warships published on the official website of the US Navy on the 6th, the “Eisenhower” aircraft carrier and the 10th aircraft carrier strike group were located in the Arabian Sea. The aircraft carrier Truman and the 8th aircraft carrier strike group were located in the western Mediterranean, within the jurisdiction of the US Sixth Fleet, and began to return to the United States. Due to the new crown epidemic, the ship will not conduct port visits. The “Ford” aircraft carrier is located in the western Atlantic Ocean. The US Navy has not announced the location and deployment of other aircraft carriers, and most of them are in maintenance state in port.