Covid outbreak on HMS Queen Elizabeth

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The UK’s Royal Navy (RN) confirmed an outbreak of COVID-19 on the flagship HMS Queen Elizabeth. According to a RN statement, there are at least 100 confirmed cases on board the aircraft carrier, which is currently transiting the Indian Ocean as part of its seven-month deployment leading the RN’s Carrier Strike Group (CSG) in the Indo-Pacific. The outbreak reportedly began shortly after Queen Elizabeth made a port call to Cyprus earlier this month, and other ships in the CSG have also since reported cases of COVID-19, though the number of personnel affected on board these ships has not yet been confirmed.

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