The naval captain who sounded the alarm on a coronavirus outbreak aboard a U.S. aircraft carrier has been relieved of command. Naval leaders reportedly removed Captain Brett Crozier from his position on Thursday.
Earlier this week, the veteran captain requested help from top Navy brass, saying sailors aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt needed to be quarantined. As of Wednesday, 93 crew members have tested positive and more than 1,000 people left the ship to go into isolation.
“There have been 1,000 sailors, though, that have been taken off the ship. A certain percentage of those are in isolation, because they have tested positive or they’ve displayed influenza like symptoms and they’re in the process of being tested. Another percentage of that is in quarantine locally on Naval Base Guam.” – Rear Admiral John Menoni, Navy Commander for the Marianas Joint Region
This is an excerpt from One America News
President Trump on reports the Navy will fire the captain of the U.S.S. Theodore Roosevelt: “We’re going to wait a little while because I understand there’s a news conference by the Secretary of Defense…I don’t agree with that at all. Not at all. Not even a little bit.” pic.twitter.com/DhVF1cM1gQ
— CSPAN (@cspan) April 2, 2020