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Coronavirus

US warship in Pacific heads to port after coronavirus outbreak

At least 18 sailors aboard Kidd test positive for COVID-19

The guided-missile destroyers USS Kidd, right, sails in the Pacific Ocean. (Photo courtesy of the U.S. Navy)

WASHINGTON, April 24 (Reuters) -- At least 18 sailors aboard a U.S. Navy destroyer have tested positive for the new coronavirus, U.S. officials said on Friday, dealing another blow to the military as it faces fallout over its handling of an outbreak on an aircraft carrier last month.

The Navy confirmed a Reuters report on the outbreak aboard the Kidd, a destroyer that was on a counter-narcotics mission, and said the number of those infected with the virus on the vessel was expected to rise.

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