U.S. aircraft carrier corona outbreak Crew isolation plan between Okinawa and Kanagawa Temporary examination 18:38, August 20

In March, when a new type of coronavirus outbreak occurred in the U.S. Navy's nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, a plan was temporarily considered between the Navy and the Marine Corps to isolate the crew at U.S. military bases in Okinawa and Kanagawa prefectures. The military report found out.

In the US Navy's nuclear-powered aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt, in March, more than 1,200 crewmembers were contagiously infected with the new coronavirus while sailing in the Pacific Ocean, and one of them died.

According to the Navy's report, at that time, it was considered to quarantine the crew to disembark in order to prevent the spread of infection, but Guam, which was the next destination, could not secure the necessary number of rooms. ..

Therefore, when the 7th Fleet Command Commanding the aircraft carrier consulted with the 3rd Marine Expeditionary Force stationed in Okinawa, it was said that about 3000 rooms could be secured at Futenma base and 400 to 600 rooms at Atsugi base in Kanagawa prefecture. The prospect is shown.

In response to this, a plan was made to transport crew members to Okinawa by air, but in consideration of the possibility of spread of infection during transport and the possibility that the relationship with the Japanese government will be compromised, it will be final. The plan had been postponed, and it seems that the Japanese side was not consulted.

The report examined the background of the spread of the infection in the aircraft carrier and cooperation within the military, and was released in June this year, and the fact that the aircraft carrier's captain did not take appropriate measures caused the infection to spread. And so on.