COVID-19 hits U.S., French aircraft carriers

Photo taken on May 11, 2013 shows the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Nimitz in Busan, South Korea. The USS Nimitz arrived here Saturday to join the South Korea-U.S. joint naval drills. (Xinhua/Park Jin-hee)

Crew members on board of several U.S. aircraft carriers, including USS Theodore Roosevelt and USS Ronald Reagan, and Charles de Gaulle, flagship of the French Navy and Europe’s only nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, have tested positive for COVID-19, according to media reports.

USS Nimitz is also reported to be hit by COVID-19. However, U.S. Navy has disputed claims over the matter, saying the testing was inconclusive, the USA today reported.

The aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) transits the Pacific Ocean, on April 7, 2017. (Credit: U.S. Navy)

Photo taken on Dec. 27, 2011 shows the American aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson in Hong Kong, south China, Dec. 27, 2011. (Xinhua/Jin Yi)

The USS Ronald Reagan Aircraft Carrier is seen in Hong Kong, Aug. 12, 2011. (Xinhua/Chen Duo)

French aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle is docked at Changi Naval Base, Singapore, May 28, 2019. (Xinhua/Then Chih Wey)

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