2 U.S. Navy Warships In The Middle East Facing Coronavirus Outbreaks

Visit, board, search and seizure Sailors assigned to guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58), deployed to U.S. 5th Fleet and operating in support of the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF), prepare to board a dhow suspected of carrying narcotics in the international waters of the North Arabian Sea, Jan. 30. CMF is a multinational maritime partnership which exists to counter illicit non-state actors on the high seas, promoting security, stability and prosperity in the Arabian Gulf, Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Indian Ocean and Gulf of Oman. US Navy photo.
USNI News: Navy Addressing COVID-19 Cases on Two Ships Deployed to U.S. 5th Fleet
The Navy is trying to stem the spread of COVID-19 on two ships deployed to the Middle East.
A dozen cases of the virus were found on amphibious transport dock USS San Diego (LPD-22), and “several” cases were confirmed on guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG-58), the Navy announced.
“U.S. 5th Fleet took immediate actions to identify, isolate, test and treat affected Sailors and Marines aboard two ships,” reads a Navy statement released early Feb. 26.
“Medical health professionals are conducting a thorough contact investigation to determine the source of COVID-19 aboard the ships and whether any other personnel may have been exposed.”
5th Fleet spokeswoman Cmdr. Rebecca Rebarich told USNI News that all approximately 600 sailors and Marines on San Diego and 380 on Philippine Sea would be tested to ensure all positive cases are found.
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More News On 2 U.S. Navy Warships In The Middle East Facing Coronavirus Outbreaks
U.S. 5th Fleet Response to COVID-19 Aboard USS San Diego and USS Philippine Sea — Dvids
2 US Navy ships in Middle East facing COVID-19 outbreaks — ABC News
Covid hits U.S. Navy warship in Mideast; possible cases on 2nd ship — NBC
Navy reports 2 ships in Middle East facing coronavirus outbreaks — The Hill
US warships in Persian Gulf have suffer COVID-19 outbreaks — FOX News
2 US Navy warships in Mideast hit by coronavirus outbreaks — AP
Covid-19 cases discovered on one US Navy ship in Middle East, suspected cases on a second — CNNOriginal Article

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