Last Updated on 04/18/2020 by OTC
Defense Minister of France Florence Parly told lawmakers that 1,081 of the 2,300 people aboard the Charles de Gaulle and its escort vessels have tested positive so far — nearly half the overall personnel.
One person remains in intensive care and some 20 others hospitalized, navy spokesman Cmdr. Eric Lavault told The Associated Press.
The ship, France’s biggest carrier and the flagship of its navy is undergoing a lengthy disinfection process since returning to its home base in Toulon five days ago.