DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (CNN) – 100 sailors were injured on the USS Theodore Roosevelt aircraft carrier, a senior Defense Department official told CNN, and the number is expected to increase in the coming days.

Tests of 1,000 of the 4,000 crew members on board the ship were positive regarding the emerging Corona virus, and the official said that about 1,000 sailors were landed in Guam and that their number would reach 3,000 in the coming days.

For its part, the Governor of Guam said that it would allow the sailors, whose results were negative, to enter her country, and that they would remain in the house quarantine for 14 days.

CNN had published a report on Tuesday stating that the commander of the US aircraft carrier had warned the naval command and stressed the need for strict measures to protect the life of the ship’s crew.


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