U.S. military personnel have been banned from any travel abroad for sixty days. Pentagon head Mark Esper took such measures to prevent the coronavirus from spreading. He said this in an interview with Reuters.
According to him, this decision applies to all military and civilian personnel of the U.S. Department of Defense, as well as their families.
March 23 Esper warned that the coronavirus pandemic may affect the readiness of U.S. forces. According to the head of the military department, a number of exercises are already being canceled because of the pandemic, which will greatly affect the effectiveness of the U.S. army.
March 24 it became known that three U.S. Navy soldiers on the aircraft carrier “Theodore Roosevelt” got sick with the new coronavirus, and March 21 coronavirus was found in 35 U.S. military personnel who are in Europe.
An outbreak of COVID-19 pneumonia occurred in Wuhan, China late last December. Outside China, the disease was diagnosed in patients in 196 countries. On March 11, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared a coronavirus pandemic.