An MV-22 Osprey with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 163 (Reinforced), 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), lands aboard the flight deck of the French aircraft carrier FS Charles de Gaulle (R 91) June 7, 2019. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Dalton S. Swanbeck)

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.

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