France launches probe into Covid-19 outbreak on its only aircraft carrier as 20 sailors remain in hospital, 1 in intensive care

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The French military has opened an investigation into a Covid-19 outbreak on board its sole aircraft carrier, ‘Charles de Gaulle,’ as 20 of its 668 infected crewmembers remain in hospital.

“As of today, the majority of sailors don’t show signs of concern. Twenty sailors have been hospitalized, and one of them is in an intensive care unit,” French Navy spokesperson Eric Lavault told reporters on Thursday.

The Defense Ministry has launched an investigation to determine how the disease spread onto the nation’s sole aircraft carrier.

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