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November 20, 2020

Coronavirus company news summary – Lithuanian Defence Minister and top DOD official test positive – Major outbreak on USS Michael Murphy

By Harry Lye

20 November

Lithuanian Defense Minister Raimundas Karoblis has tested positive for the Covid-19 coronavirus. Anthony Tata, who is performing the duties of Under Secretary of Defense for Policy,  has also tested positive following a meeting with Karoblis last week. While in the US, Karoblis also met with Acting Defense Secretary Chris Miller who has since tested negative and is not entering self-isolation.

The Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) chief of staff, Aviv Kohavi, is self-isolating after coming into contact with someone infected with Covid-19. The news marks the third time Kohavi has had to self-isolate since the start of the pandemic.

An outbreak of coronavirus onboard the US Navy’s guided-missile destroyer the USS Michael Murhpy has spread to an unconfirmed number of the ship’s crew. CNN reported that as many as a quarter of the ship’s 300 personnel could be infected, however, the US Navy has yet to release an official figure.

A 47-year-old Greek Navy reservist has passed away after contracting the Covid-19 coronavirus. The sailor has yet to be named.

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