Two sailors aboard the U.S. Navy Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan have tested positive for coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Fox News’ Lucas Tomlinson reported citing U.S. officials.
Two sailors aboard another aircraft carrier, Japan-based USS Ronald Reagan, have tested positive for Covid-19: U.S. officials
The naval base outside Tokyo where Reagan is currently pier-side has now been put on lockdown through the weekend.
— Lucas Tomlinson (@LucasFoxNews) March 27, 2020
The carrier is currently pier-side at U.S. Fleet Activities Yokosuka near Tokyo. The naval base is reportedly put on lockdown through the weekend.
Ronald Reagan is the second U.S. aircraft carrier to be affected by a coronavirus outbreak after USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71).
According to the latest reports, Theodore Roosevelt has more than 30 positive COVID-19 cases. The ship is currently pierside at Naval Base Guam after being ordered to pull into the base following the outbreak. The Sailors are not being allowed to disembark the carrier while the Navy test all the 5000+ Sailors abroad the vessel.