Anger in Guam at ‘dangerous’ plan to offload U.S. sailors from virus-hit aircraft carrier

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(LONDON GUARDIAN) Community leaders in Guam have voiced concerns at the “dangerous request” from the US Navy to evacuate thousands of sailors to their island from a US aircraft carrier, where there has been an outbreak of coronavirus.

Nearly 3,000 sailors will be taken off the USS Theodore Roosevelt by Friday, as the navy struggles to quarantine crew members in the face of an outbreak.

The sailors will be housed on Guam, a US territory, which has been the hardest hit place in the Pacific region by the Covid-19 outbreak, with 77 confirmed cases and three deaths. There are fears that health services in Guam will soon reach breaking point as the outbreak worsens.

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