French aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle cruises in the Mediterranean sea, March 7, 2019 © Reuters / Jean-Paul Pelissier

BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:10 P.M.) – The French authorities announced on Friday that 940 crew members on the aircraft carrier group “Charles de Gaulle” tested positive for the coronavirus.

The French director of the Military Health Authority, Marilyn Jacques Genero, said during a hearing in the Senate Foreign Affairs, Defense and Armed Forces Committee on Friday that 2,300 sailors from the strike group were examined after returning to Toulon.

Genero added that the tests revealed that 645 people were not infected with the coronavirus, while the results of the analyzes of the other sailors had not yet been obtained.

Earlier this month, the French authorities announced a suspected infection on board Charles de Gaulle, the most famous aircraft carrier in the French Navy.

This prompted the French Ministry of Defense to order the carrier group to dock at Toulon shortly after.

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Daeshbags-Sux
Daeshbags-Sux
2020-04-18 00:18

Dr. Marilyne Gygax Généro, not “Marilyn Jacques Genero”. In fact, it was 940 for the full task force and 668 sailors onboard the aircraft carrier. The total number for the full task force has been re-estimated to 1081 since and likely to rise to about 1200 as there were still some test results pending. Would be a disaster if the personnel was fully over 50y old. Usually, most of militaries are much younger and with better health than most of the population, therefore, the effects are very likely to end being benign : only 24 sailors needed to be hospitalised… Read more »

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Daeshbags-Sux
2020-04-18 00:26
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Oh, BTW, for those dreaming of me getting the Coronavirus, here’s a selfie taken while doing my errands.
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This mask is A1B1E1K1P3 grade. P3 = same filtering for particles/viruses/nuke fallouts, etc, as military grade gas-masks used in Ebola-areastherefore, it also provides basic protection against Chlorine (al-Nusra/HTS, ISIS), hydrogen cyanide (IRGC/Iranian army), etc. As long as you’re in the open or gas concentration doesn’t reaches 1000ppm, you’re OK.

Daeshbags-Sux
Daeshbags-Sux
2020-04-18 01:33
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Hey, “Mike”, since you wished me to die from this epidemic, this one is for you : ??
Preppers like me don’t catch COVID-19 😉
What is interesting is that you didn’t posted since… Did Instant-Karma got you?

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2020-04-18 07:16
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20-29 are highest risk,besides previous gen blokes are mentally tougher and deal with pain far more easier,and my nephews are about as fine athletes/boxers as you get!
toomuch computa hardly ever put serious b***s in works= weaker generation(period)