US Navy warship sidelined with COVID-19 outbreak

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Navy says one of its warships has paused its deployment to South America because of a coronavirus outbreak.

The USS Milwaukee, a litorral combat ship, is staying in port at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, where it had stopped for a scheduled port visit.

It began its deployment from Mayport, Fla., on December 14 and was heading into the U.S. Southern Command region.

The Navy says the ship’s crew is “100% immunized” and that all of those who tested positive for COVID-19 have been isolated on the ship away from other crew members.

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