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Major coronavirus outbreak hits crew of US Navy warship


There has been a major coronavirus outbreak aboard a US Navy guided missile destroyer, the USS Michael Murphy, which has spread to nearly one-quarter of the ship’s 300 strong-crew, according to two US Navy officials.

The ship has been in port in Hawaii so there has been limited operational impact due to the outbreak.
One official said that the majority of the sailors who have contracted the virus experienced no symptoms and many are expected to return to the ship in the coming days.

A spokesperson for the US Navy confirmed that “personnel assigned to USS Michael Murphy tested positive for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), Nov. 4,” but did not provide the number of sailors that contracted the disease, citing Defense Department policy.

“Personnel who have tested positive for COVID-19 have been placed in isolation. Out of an abundance of caution, all close contacts and non-essential crew members are undergoing a two-week self-isolation period in accordance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Guidelines,”

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