A crew member onboard a navy hospital ship docked in New York City tested positive for novel coronavirus, according to a report Tuesday.
ABC News cited a statement by the U.S. Navy that said the USNS Comfort member tested Monday and was put under isolation.
“There is no impact to Comfort’s mission, and this will not affect the ability for Comfort to receive patients,” the statement read. “The ship is following protocols and taking every precaution to ensure the health and safety of all crew members and patients on board.”
The news came one day after U.S. President Donald