The navy is investigating how so many sailors caught the virus.

France’s defense minister dismissed the allegations that the ship’s captain wanted to stop the mission weeks ago as false. A third of the nearly 2,000 sailors from the Charles de Gaulle and escort vessels are confirmed to have COVID-19. Nearly all are on the carrier itself, the navy says. Video Transcript-Nearly 700 sailors assigned to the French aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle have tested positive for the coronavirus. The carrier USS Harry S. Truman, at the end of a seven-month mission, is being held offshore, to ensure that at least one carrier is ready for a short-notice surge deployment if required. France’s Macron extends lockdown until May 11 (03:04), Facebook’s India policy chief quits after hate speech allegations, Australia says women on 10 flights subjected to Qatar body search, Thai PM Prayuth says he will not resign despite protests, Walter Wallace: Philadelphia calls National Guard after unrest, Muslim world’s falling-out with France deepens: Live news, Russian strike on Syria’s Idlib fighters a ‘message’ to Turkey, Nigerian judge throws out case against 47 men for homosexuality, Trump has a narrow path to an Electoral College victory, Al Jazeera Centre for Public Liberties & Human Rights.
© 2020 BBC. During the previous voyage coughing went an everywhere item on board. Video, Doctors expect 'Covid catastrophe' in Syria, Police officer raiding illegal cockfight gets killed by rooster, Kim Kardashian 'humbly' has 40th birthday party on private island, US election 2020: The five Senate races to watch, Rapper Brian Trotter found dead in car after Florida highway crash, US election: Biden hits new battleground, Trump blitzes Midwest, Philadelphia rocked by fresh unrest after police shooting, Donald Trump setback in rape defamation case, Nxivm leader Keith Raniere sentenced to 120 years in prison. The infection total looks set to rise, as 30% of test results are not yet in. Meanwhile, a Dutch navy submarine, MS Dolfijn, has returned to its Den Helder base two weeks early because of a coronavirus outbreak on board. France's Covid-19 death toll is 17,167 while 10,643 of those died in hospital. The US Navy is taking drastic measures. The statement from France's Ministry of the Armed Forces comes after the USS Theodore Roosevelt, a U.S. Navy nuclear-powered carrier, experienced a similar outbreak. The Charles de Gaulle coronavirus tally surged by over 300 confirmed cases on Friday when the country’s military revealed new official figures. Brett Crozier, was subsequently relieved of his command after a letter he wrote that was critical of the Navy's handling of the outbreak became public. Faced with shortages of medical kit, like many other countries, France has ordered about 600 million face masks from China, though they have not yet arrived, Reuters news agency reports. If you like this story, share it with a friend! Speaking to the country’s National Assembly via video link, Defense Minister Florence Parly said that 2,010 tests had been carried out within the carrier group and 1,081 sailors tested positive. What is on the Moon? VideoDoctors expect 'Covid catastrophe' in Syria. After several weeks on station in the eastern Mediterranean, Charles de Gaulle proceeded to the Atlantic and North Sea for naval exercises with a carrier battle group composed of the air-defense frigate Chevalier Paul, the anti-submarine frigate La Motte-Picquet, the command and replenishment ship French tanker Somme, and a nuclear-powered submarine. [17], The carrier arrived in Toulon on the afternoon of 12 April, where the personnel began a 14-day quarantine. [3] The ship's completion was severely delayed by budget cuts and mechanical problems, which included a snapped propeller. The writer used the French term "Ehpad" for nursing homes, and the article is still on the Chinese embassy's website. It has the third-highest death toll in Europe after Italy and Spain, however some European countries appear to be under-reporting care home deaths. Aircraft carriers are the prime tool of global military presence and this pandemic is proving hugely problematic for the US Navy. Could postal voting upend US election? VideoMan in Speedos takes on Hadrian's Wall, Sacred Aboriginal tree bulldozed for highway. Speaking to the Senate before the minister, Director of the Armed Forces Health Service Maryline Gygax Généro gave a slightly different account of the outbreak, revealing that a large number of test results were still pending. This correlates with a similar case on an US aircraft carrier. Modly's address, in which he acknowledged that Crozier was popular among the crew, only furthered the controversy, leading to Modly's resignation on Tuesday. France's Covid-19 death toll is 17,167 while 10,643 of those died in hospital. [7][16][17] On 10 April, French news outlets reported that out of 66 tests conducted on board the aircraft carrier, 50 had returned positive. The enactment of a strict lockdown to combat the ongoing coronavirus pandemic c… Eight of the 58 crew tested positive and the submarine, which had been sailing near Scotland, is now in quarantine. The vessels in the battle group are being disinfected, the ministry said. Proximity and contagion make for dangerous shipmates. The enactment of a strict lockdown to combat the ongoing coronavirus pandemic came two days after the ship left Brest, and the sailors were allowed shore leave that included seeing family members and visiting local commercial establishments. [22][23], On 17 April, the numbers reported went up to more than 1,000 infected, from 2,000 tested, with 500 showing symptoms, 24 admitted to hospital and one of them to an intensive care unit (ICU). We have already seen how deadly the virus can be in the close confines of civilian cruise ships, albeit with many older passengers. There had been no virus outbreak on the other frigate. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. One on the situation in Brest and one lead by admiral Christophe Prazuck on the epidemic on board of the carrier strike group. adding a statement The country has a very strict lockdown, which President Emmanuel Macron has extended to 11 May. Pentagon sends teams into MOUNTAIN BUNKERS as pandemic preparations go into full swing, Oh, what now!? Now France's only carrier and its naval flagship, the Charles de Gaulle, has been hit.
Doctors expect 'Covid catastrophe' in Syria. [9] From 13 to 15 March, Charles de Gaulle was docked in Brest for a brief port visit. It's further said that the average age of this military ship is below the average age in the overall population (of France). The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. A third of the sailors serving with France's aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle - 668 out of nearly 2,000 - are infected with coronavirus.

Earlier this month nearly 600 coronavirus cases were confirmed aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt, one of two US aircraft carriers in the western Pacific. She also said that sailors of other nationalities had been there, too. One sailor later died of Covid-19 in Guam, after the ship - which has a total crew of 4,800 - had docked there. Last week the aircraft carrier was brought home 10 days early from its Atlantic deployment after some sailors showed symptoms. French aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle cruises at the coast of Frederikshavn in Denmark on March 29. 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The carrier returned to the French port of Toulon early from Atlantic exercises. The Roosevelt's skipper, Capt. Thirty-one were being treated in hospital, and one was in intensive care, a ministry statement said. Following the outbreak on the US carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt, the US Navy is attempting to quarantine the crew of the USS Nimitz on board, ahead of a future deployment. A screening team will be dispatched to the carrier on Wednesday to investigate and to try to prevent the shipboard spread of the virus, the website said. Still, she admitted that it was not possible to tell whether  Covid-19 had been on board before the Brest stopover. [7][8], After several weeks on station in the eastern Mediterranean, Charles de Gaulle proceeded to the Atlantic and North Sea for naval exercises with a carrier battle group composed of the air-defense frigate Chevalier Paul, the anti-submarine frigate La Motte-Picquet, the command and replenishment ship French tanker Somme, and a nuclear-powered submarine. A typical US nuclear-powered carrier has a crew of over 5,000, including the ship's sailors and air wing. Subscribe to RT newsletter to get stories the mainstream media won’t tell you, The disinfection process of the French aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle in Toulon, France. [14], On 15 April 2020, the Ministry of Armed Forces reported that, out of the 1,767 tests conducted on the members of the carrier battle group, 668 returned positive, with the vast majority of cases being aboard Charles de Gaulle. "We hope that there is no misunderstanding: the Chinese side has never made a negative comment on French management of the epidemic, and has no intention of doing so," he was quoted as saying. In 2017, the aircraft carrier underwent a nearly two-year refit which modernized it for an intended additional twenty years of service. Over 660 French aircraft carrier crew infected with coronavirus. VideoCould postal voting upend US election? Coronavirus: First sailor on virus-stricken USS Roosevelt dies, How US and China's break-up could affect world. The problems of confinement are heightened on such large vessels.

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