The coronavirus is plaguing the usTheodore Roosevelt once more.
The variety of sailors who’ve retested optimistic for the virus — regardless of showing to have already recovered from the illness — has now risen to 13, US protection officers advised Politico.
That’s up from 5 twice-positive sailors reported on Friday.
A number of of the crew members who’ve examined optimistic have come down with new signs like complications and physique aches, one official stated.
In late April, the Roosevelt’s crew had began returning to the ship, which has been stranded in Guam, after quarantining or isolating within the territory following the outbreak.
There are 2,900 sailors aboard the ship as of Thursday, in line with the outlet. However the diagnoses have slowed the method of restaffing the vessel, since crew should take a look at detrimental earlier than boarding.
Sailors who’ve examined optimistic are being despatched again to the US Naval base on Guam for one more spherical of isolation.
“This week, a small variety of TR Sailors who beforehand examined COVID optimistic and met rigorous restoration standards have retested optimistic,” stated Navy spokesperson Cmdr. Myers Vasquez advised Politico. “These protocols resulted in a small variety of shut contacts who had been additionally faraway from the ship, quarantined and examined.
“The ship stays on the street to restoration and can put together to get again underway as soon as a crucial mass of crew with the required experience is onboard,” Vasquez added.
It’s not but clear when the Roosevelt will return to the seas, with Vasquez saying will probably be a “condition-based” resolution.