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Navy Destroyer Returning to Port After Crew Hit by Coronavirus

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The USS Kidd at Naval Station Everett in June 2017.
The USS Kidd at Naval Station Everett in June 2017.Photographer: MC2 Amanda A. Hayes/U.S. Navy

The destroyer USS Kidd will return to port after some of its crew tested positive for the novel coronavirus, Pentagon spokesman Jonathan Hoffman said Friday.

A sailor tested positive for Covid-19 after being flown off the ship, and some of the crew will be removed from the vessel, Hoffman said at a Pentagon briefing. The Navy, “using lessons learned from other cases,” responded quickly and flew a specialized medical evaluation team onto the Kidd to conduct testing, he said.