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Navy testing entire carrier’s crew for coronavirus after more diagnoses

The crew of the USS Theodore Roosevelt was allowed to disembark for a port visit in Vietnam two weeks ago, but the Navy is unwilling to make a direct connection…

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FILE - This Feb. 2, 2020, file photo provided by the Department of Defense shows empty lodging facilities at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. The Pentagon is already helping combat the coronavirus outbreak in the United States and is considering ways to do more. But the military faces limits. Its health care system is geared more toward handling combat casualties than infectious diseases. And there are logistical and legal concerns about expanding the military’s role in civilian affairs, such as tasking it with enforcing quarantines. Defense officials also want to be careful not to do anything to weaken its ability to defend the nation. (Todd Holly/U.S. Air Force via AP, File)

Military’s role in response to coronavirus outbreak is growing

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