Anger in Guam at 'dangerous' plan to offload US sailors from virus-hit aircraft carrier

Governor of US Pacific territory accused of ‘playing a game of chance with the health of our people’

Community leaders in Guam have voiced concerns at the “dangerous request” from the US Navy to evacuate thousands of sailors to their island from a US aircraft carrier, where there has been an outbreak of coronavirus.

Nearly 3,000 sailors will be taken off the USS Theodore Roosevelt by Friday, as the navy struggles to quarantine crew members in the face of an outbreak.

Related: Captain of coronavirus-hit US aircraft carrier warns sailors will die if not let off ship

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