50 cases of Covid-19 aboard France’s ONLY aircraft carrier, Defense Ministry confirms

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The coronavirus outbreak on board France’s only aircraft carrier has infected 50 crew members, the French Defense Ministry has confirmed. The Navy flagship is on its way to Toulon after cutting short its Mediterranean mission.

A military medical team was dispatched to the Charles de Gaulle to assess the situation after the start of the outbreak. Of the 66 people tested after its arrival on Wednesday, 50 returned positive results, the ministry said on Friday.

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