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100 crew members on the British aircraft carrier Queen Elizabeth tested positive for Covid-19


It has been reported that about 100 of the crew on board the British Royal Navy’s largest warship HMS Queen Elizabeth tested positive for the new type of coronavirus (Covid-19).

It was reported that HMS Queen Elizabeth was in the Indian Ocean with a fleet of 9 ships as part of a 26,000-mile voyage.

In the news in the BBC, it was noted that the Covid-19 test of approximately 100 people from the crew serving on HMS Queen Elizabeth was positive, and other ships in the fleet were also affected.

British Defense Secretary Ben Wallece stated that the entire crew received 2 doses of the Covid-19 vaccine and the outbreak was managed.

A spokesperson from the ministry stated that the crew in the fleet is regularly tested and that a small number of crews have tested positive for Covid-19, and this will not cause a disruption in the mission of the fleet.

The flagship of the Royal Navy, HMS Queen Elizabeth, left Portsmouth in the country in May with a fleet of 9 ships as part of a world tour. It was reported that about 3,700 crew members were involved in the fleet.

Expressed as Britain’s “largest and most powerful warship”, HMS Queen Elizabeth has a length of 280 meters and a capacity of 40 warplanes. The ship, which was delivered to the British Navy in December 2017, cost 3 billion 900 million dollars.

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