San Diego-based carrier returns to sea after COVID-19 outbreak

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Posted at 4:44 PM, May 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-21 19:44:33-04

WASHINGTON (AP) — The USS Theodore Roosevelt has left Guam and gone out to sea for training after nearly two months sidelined at the pier with a coronavirus outbreak.

The crew will do about two weeks of training to prepare to return to duty in the Pacific.

The ship has been docked in Guam since March 27, as the 4,800 crew members went through rotations of quarantine, and more than 1,000 of them have tested positive for the virus over that time.

Navy Capt. Carlos Sardiello says the ship will sail with a scaled-back crew of about 3,000.