Fifty crew members on board the French aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle are infected with the coronavirus. The French Ministry of Defense declared this on Friday.
Three crew members have now been disembarked and flown to a military hospital in Toulon. The ship is also on its way to that city, home to Charles de Gaulle.
Earlier this week, it was announced that there were probably dozens of infections aboard the ship. A special investigation team has now determined this. The ship is located in the Mediterranean Sea.
The Charles de Gaulle has 1760 people on board, 66 of whom have now been tested. The ship has its own intensive care unit.
“There is currently no deterioration in the crew’s condition,” said the French ministry. The vessel recently took part in an exercise of European navies in the Baltic Sea.
Recently, more than 150 crew members had also been infected with the coronavirus on the US aircraft carrier ‘USS Theodore Roosevelt’. Following this, US Secretary of the Navy, Thomas Modly, resigned.