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USS aircraft carrier hit by major coronavirus outbreak to return to sea this week

Washington (CNN)The USS Theodore Roosevelt is expected to return to sea this week after spending weeks in port in Guam following a major coronavirus outbreak on board in March, a US Navy official tells CNN. The Associated Press first reported the ship is expected to leave port. The Navy's top medical officer said the ship is ready from a medical standpoint.Navy Surgeon General Rear Adm Bruce Gillingham told CNN in an exclusive interview he is "very confident" the Roosevelt is "medically ready" despite the fact a number of sailors tested positive for the virus after returning to the ship.More than 1,000 of the aircraft carrier's nearly 4,900-member crew had tested positive for Covid-19 following the outbreak. After evacuating some 4,000 sai ...