Tom Vanden Brook, USA TODAY Published 5:49 p.m. ET March 26, 2020 | Updated 6:08 p.m. ET March 26, 2020CLOSE Social distancing matters. Here is how to do it and how it can help curb the COVID-19 pandemic. USA TODAYWASHINGTON – Cases of coronavirus multiplied rapidly aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt on Thursday, as 15 more sailors tested positive, prompting testing for all 5,000 sailors aboard, according to Navy and Defense officials.The Navy first reported Tuesday that three sailors had tested positive and been airlifted to a hospital in the Pacific. Five more sailors were diagnosed on Wednesday. By Thursday, as the ship docked in Guam for a scheduled visit, that number had jumped to 23 sailors, according to a Defense official who was not authorized to speak publicly.”We expect additional positive tests, and those sailors who test positive will be transported to the U.S. Naval Hospital Guam for further evaluation and treatment as necessary,” Adm. Michael Gilday, chief of naval operations, said in a statement. “During the port visit, base access will be limited to the pier for Roosevelt’s sailors. No base or regional personnel will access the pier.”Military readiness: Coronavirus forces cuts to training, recruiting, creating strainsNone of the sailors so far have


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