Some crew members of a coronavirus-stricken American aircraft carrier have been moved to hotels in the U.S. territory of Guam, where they will be quarantined for 14 days, a military official said Friday.
At least 114 of the roughly 5,000 sailors on the USS Theodore Roosevelt have tested positive for Covid-19, the respiratory disease caused by the new coronavirus. The warship has been docked at a Guam port for more than a week, and about a third of its crew has been tested for the virus.
Earlier this week, the ship’s captain sent Navy leaders a memorandum asking for permission to quarantine the bulk of the crew off the ship. He was relieved of his duties on Thursday, after the document was leaked to a newspaper.