Aircraft carrier captain begs Navy for help containing ship’s coronavirus outbreak

The captain of a nuclear aircraft carrier is requesting aid from the U.S. Navy to contain an outbreak of the coronavirus on board his ship.

Capt. Brett Crozier has docked his aircraft carrier, the U.S.S. Theodore Roosevelt, in Guam after cases of the virus that originated in China last year began appearing on his ship. Among a crew of roughly 4,000, more than 100 sailors have tested positive for the pathogen.

Crozier sent a four-page letter to Navy officials on Monday, pleading for aid for the sailors before the disease spreads and worsens, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. The carrier captain said his crew has not abided
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