No coronavirus aboard military ship


Three sick individuals aboard a military ship do not have the coronavirus, officials said.

Earlier, the Department of Public Health and Social Services and GovGuam were informed of a military vessel that had three sick individuals on board.

According to an Adelup news release, the three individuals were evaluated by Naval Hospital Guam Public Health and did not meet the U.S. CDC criteria for a person under investigation or PUI.

At this time, there are no indications that any U.S. naval personnel have contracted COVID-19.

In response to the threat caused by this virus, Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet issued guidance to ensure the risk of COVID-19 is mitigated in the military.

According to the Navy, the sick crew members will be treated and remain under controlled monitoring until all are cleared by medical personnel of any symptoms of a contagious illness.

Mission essential personnel will continue to conduct official business in the vicinity of the ship on Naval Base Guam.

In accordance with U.S. Pacific Fleet directive, all military personnel will continue to be screened daily for symptoms of COVID-19 throughout and following any port visit.