COVID-19 Outbreak Reported in UK Carrier Strike Group

A coronavirus outbreak has been confirmed in the Carrier Strike Group, including the Royal Navy flagship HMS Queen Elizabeth.

After being allowed to go out on a night out in Cyprus, more than 100 servicemen on board the Royal Navy’s aircraft carrier and its accompanying group of vessels tested positive for coronavirus.

According to Defence Secretary Ben Wallace, all crew members on the deployment has been fully vaccinated for COVID-19, and the outbreak was under control.

A Royal Navy spokesman said that as part of routine testing, a number of crew from the Carrier Strike Group have tested positive for COVID-19.

“All personnel deployed in the UK CSG have received both doses of the Covid vaccine, and there are a number of mitigation measures onboard including masks, social distancing, and a track and trace system.”

She further said that the Carrier Strike Group would continue to deliver their operational tasks, and there are no effects on the deployment.


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