Coronavirus company news summary – NMRTU Groton tests submariners for Covid-19 to ensure operational readiness

27 October 2020 (Last Updated October 27th, 2020 12:00)

27 October

14 US Navy Sailors from Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Unit (NMRTU) Groton has tested 165 submariners for Covid-19 pre-deployment. Close quarters and confined space on the submarines means pre-deployment testing is needed to ensure the health of the crew while the boats are underway.

The Armed Forces of Ukraine has seen 25 new Covid-19 cases on 26 October increasing the cumulative cases since the beginning of the pandemic to 5,048. Isolation continues for 342 service personnel currently, while 72% of the infected have recovered, according to the latest update from the Medical Forces Command.

Naval Hospital Bremerton, based in Bremerton, Washington, has purchased a 'germ-killing' robot that is effective against the novel coronavirus. The robot emits ultraviolet light to kill multiple varieties of pathogens and Covid-19 in roughly two minutes. It can be used in operating rooms and procedure areas in the hospital.