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French investigate 900-plus virus cases on aircraft carrier

French investigate 900-plus virus cases on aircraft carrier
Posted at 2:00 PM, Apr 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-17 14:00:36-04

PARIS (AP) — At least 940 crew members of a French aircraft carrier and its escort ships have tested positive for Covid-19.

One person is in intensive care.

Testing for all members of the aeronaval group is not yet complete.

Navy spokesman Eric Lavault says officials are determined to trace back to the cause of the infections and disinfect the Charles de Gaulle.

Did the coronavirus enter the vessel in Cyprus during an anti-terror mission, during a stop in Brest, in the Atlantic or elsewhere?

Two of four Americans aboard also tested positive, a U.S. Navy statement has said.