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France’s flagship aircraft carrier the Charles de Gaulle is returning to its home port early after about 40 crew members showed signs of COVID-19 symptoms, the armed forces ministry said on Wednesday.

France’s flagship aircraft carrier the Charles de Gaulle is returning to its home port early after about 40 crew members showed signs of COVID-19 symptoms, the armed forces ministry said on Wednesday.

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  1. It is not reported how they got infected. I have in mind, this ship were cruising in international water around the world. But it is not a touristic place or they don’t stop here and there for sightseeing.

  2. Maybe some of the sailors got some R & R

  3. I read on a different thread about the USS Roosevelt that people visit aircraft carriers all the time. Maybe someone inadvertently brought it aboard.

  4. Wonder if their captain will be fired…

  5. You mean they’re Secretary of the Navy did not shitcan the captain of the aircraft carrier for protecting his crew! Crazy French people /s

  6. I bet Trump tries to get their Captain fired.

  7. Hopefully they get chewed out for being sick and the captain gets fired.

    – America

  8. And they fired the captain, oh wait, wrong country

  9. Now China should increase its activities while the west is busy with the virus

  10. From what I gathered over the past few days, I expect that someone gets fired over this, or at least someone retreats from their position before they get fired.

  11. How exactly does this virus seem to just materialize in people who are nowhere near anyone else, like on cruise ships or aircraft carriers?

  12. Pfft. Figures the French would give up and go home. You won’t see none of that here in America, I tell ya what, we keep our sailors out there no matter how many get sick. And any commander that thought of doing otherwise is probably just stupid or naive and should be relieved of duty.

    Edit:/s

  13. Signs of symptoms? Are they infected or not?

  14. Its a bit unsettling that our enemies know that you can disable an aircraft carrier/carrier group, one of the most powerful weapons in history and a key to Asia-Pacific peace that our Asian allies(japan, korea, etc.) rely on with a virus outbreak. France has one down, the US has 1-4 down, theres never been a better time for China to “reunite” with Taiwan.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8161181/Sailors-aircraft-carriers-Pacific-coronavius.html

    https://www.politico.com/news/2020/04/07/coronavirus-sailor-aircraft-carrier-navy-nimitz-173210

  15. I smell fuckery, trust me.

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