At the U.S. air base Ahmed al-Jaber in Kuwait there is an outbreak of coronavirus infection among U.S. military personnel, writes Tuesday, June 30, Yahoo News with reference to the portal Military. com .
“While we will not name a specific number of COVID-19 cases, we can confirm that a number of cases have been identified at the Kuwait Air Force Base where U.S. Central Command troops are stationed,” U.S. Central Command said.
According to U.S. media citing military sources, Ahmed al-Jaber Air Force Base has already identified more than 30 cases of COVID-19 among U.S. troops.
The base is mainly home to pilots of the 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing of U.S. Central Command with auxiliary units. The command specified that the outbreak did not affect U.S. personnel operations. However, the military is urged to comply with social norms such as frequent hand washing, safe distance and masking.
According to the Pentagon as of June 30, the U.S. military had 17,116 COVID-19 cases. Specifically, 11,770 servicemen, 1,666 family members, 2,551 civil servants and 1,129 employees of Pentagon contractors have been diagnosed with cases since the spread of the infection. COVID-19 has recorded 38 fatalities since the pandemic began, including 3 military personnel, 5 their relatives, 21 civil servants and 9 contractors.