The USS Theodore Roosevelt faces an outbreak of the coronavirus

April 01, 2020

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A photograph taken from the deck of the USS Theodore Roosevelt aircraft carrier with the ship's tower and several airplanes in the background.

Planes are parked on the flight deck of the US Navy aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt in the Philippine Sea, March 18, 2020.

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US Navy/Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Brandon Richardson/Handout via Reuters

The US aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt is docked off the island of Guam, a US territory. Onboard, an unknown number of sailors are sick with COVID-19. But Guam itself has its own coronavirus outbreak. And, the government of India has shut down the entire country, to try to slow the spread of the coronavirus. As a result, millions of Indians have lost their jobs, which has triggered unprecedented mass migration as poor migrant workers return home. Also, a herd of wild goats has taken over the seaside town of Llandudno in Wales, munching on hedges and flowers from gardens. 


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