France reports 50 coronavirus cases on board aircraft carrier

France reports 50 coronavirus cases on board aircraft carrier

France has reported 50 cases of coronavirus aboard the Charles de Gaulle and parts of the ship have been put in lockdown, the armed forces ministry said on Friday.

“The results of 66 tests showed 50 cases of COVID-19 aboard the Charles de Gaulle. There is no deterioration of the sailors’ medical condition at this stage,” the ministry said, adding that the evacuation of three of those sailors occurred on Thursday.
The aircraft carrier has 1,760 personnel on board.

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