An outbreak of coronavirus occurred on board the British aircraft carrier “Queen Elizabeth” (HMS Queen Elizabeth), at the moment about 100 cases of the disease have been recorded among the crew members. This is what the BBC writes about.
According to the source, the aircraft carrier will continue to perform its operational tasks and the situation with the coronavirus will not make changes to the planned plans for the deployment of an aircraft carrier strike group.
British Defense Minister Ben Wallace said that the outbreak of coronavirus infection is under control because all crew members were vaccinated with two components of the COVID-19 vaccine, the report said.
It is noted that cases of infection have also been registered on other ships of the aircraft carrier strike group.
In October last year, the US Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class destroyer Stout was at sea for 208 days instead of the planned six months. According to Popular Mechanics, ” the military leadership kept the ship at sea due to the coronavirus outbreak.”