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A Third of French Aircraft Carrier Crew Have COVID-19, Says Defense Ministry

A third of the nearly 2,000 sailors who were aboard France’s aircraft carrier and support craft when a coronavirus outbreak occurred at sea have tested positive for the virus, the defense ministry said on Wednesday.

With two-thirds of test results in, 668 sailors from the Charles-de-Gaulle and escort vessels in its battle group are confirmed to have the virus, it said.

Thirty-one were being treated in hospital, and one was in intensive care, a ministry statement said.

Read more at France 24

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