China News Service, April 2nd. According to ABC reports, Acting US Secretary of the Navy Thomas Modly said that the US Navy plans to transfer 2,700 navy soldiers from the USS Roosevelt to Guam. Get them ashore for quarantine. The US "San Francisco Chronicle" previously reported that more than a hundred people on board have been infected with new crown pneumonia
The picture shows March 5, local time, the US Navy "Roosevelt" (CVN-71) entered Danang, Vietnam.
In a letter to senior Navy officials, Captain Brett Crozet requested that most of the sailors on the USS Roosevelt be removed from the carrier to prevent the virus from spreading to nearly 5,000 sailors. Crozet also demanded that the sailors be moved from public facilities in Guam to separate homes in order to comply with the virus control guidelines set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
"We are giving the commander what he asked for, and we are doing our best to speed it up," Modley said at a Pentagon press conference on the 1st. "We need to do our best to get as many people as we can. Leaving the Roosevelt while still maintaining the aircraft carrier's safe operation. "
Modley said that so far, 1,000 sailors have landed, and that number will increase to 2,700 in the next few days. He said the medical team on the Roosevelt also expressed concern that there was not enough space on board to ensure proper social distance.
U.S. Navy Operations Secretary Mike Gildy said that about 1,000 sailors would remain on board the Roosevelt to manage the ship's nuclear reactors and maintain operations needed to ensure the safety of the weapon.
Modley emphasized that if the Roosevelt needed to go to sea due to an emergency, it could still do so, which is another reason why all sailors could not be transferred to land.
Currently, the aircraft carrier is anchored in Guam, and 1,273 sailors have been tested for the new crown virus. So far, 593 people have tested negative, and some are still waiting for results.
The US Navy is working with the Guam government to potentially use empty hotel rooms to meet CDC guidelines.