April 2, 2020 / 9:20 PM / 3 months ago

U.S. Navy relieves commander of coronavirus-hit aircraft carrier

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Navy announced on Thursday it had relieved the commander of the U.S. aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt, who wrote a scathing letter that leaked to the public asking Navy leadership for stronger measures to control a coronavirus outbreak onboard.

Reuters reported earlier on Thursday that the commander, Captain Brett Crozier, was expected to be relieved.

Reporting by Phil Stewart and Idrees Ali; Editing by Chris Reese

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