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First U.S. sailor aboard a warship tests positive for coronavirus
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https://www.reuters.com/article/uk-health-coronavirus-usa-warship-idUKKBN21301W

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. sailor aboard a warship ship tested positive for the coronavirus for the first time, the U.S. Navy said on Sunday, as it disclosed the case of a person assigned to an amphibious assault ship at port in San Diego.

The Navy said the sailor was quarantined at home and that personnel who had been in close contact with the sailor have been notified and are in self-isolation at their homes.

“None of them is aboard the ship currently. U.S. Navy ships conduct routine, daily cleanliness procedures geared towards health, wellness and the prevention of communicable disease spread,” the Navy said in a statement.

The sailor had been assigned to the USS Boxer, the Navy said. A U.S. official, however, said the ship was in port, a substantially less risky situation than being under way at sea.

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