Captain of USS Roosevelt makes urgent plea on behalf of sailors

"Sailors do not need to die," he said as he asked for his crew to be allowed to get off the COVID-19 infected aircraft carrier.
1:11 | 03/31/20

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Net urgent call for help continues from the captain of that US aircraft carrier the USS Theodore Roosevelt we've been following this for days now and tonight there are now at least. Seven these sailors with the virus here's Martha Raddatz. With the USS Roosevelt still docked in Guam an urgent plea from its captain. Brent Croshere what's his crew off the Covert infected ship. As soon as possible writing to navy leadership we are not at war sailors do not need to die. Did nuclear powered aircraft carrier pulled into Guam last week with nearly two dozen of its sailors testing positive. Those crew members were removed an isolated now with more than seventy testing positive. Kroger wants nearly all his sailors in quarantine conditions on land for fourteen days. It is no wonder crowded corridors packed sleeping quarters and communal meals. Make it impossible on the ships for sailors to keep their distance. They will wind about 10% of the crew on board to make sure that nuclear reactor is running properly also security. To make sure the weapons are secure David mark our thanks you again tonight.

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