2 U.S. warships in the Persian Gulf have endured coronavirus outbreaks, the U.S. Navy's 5th Fleet declared early Friday.
The boats will probably be out of action for a couple of days in Bahrain as tensions with Iran ramp up after the American airstrikes of Iranian-backed forces in Syria.
The amphibious transport ship USS San Diego was on a projected port visit to Bahrain when testing started. About a"dozen" team members have tested positive, the Navy states.
The guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea was made to make an unscheduled port telephone, and to Bahrain, home to the U.S. 5th Fleet, officials say. You will find"several men under evaluation," the Navy said without revealing additional details.