Due to the spread of the coronavirus in the U.S., a special unit was mobilized for a possible evacuation of the U.S. administration, the Newsweek reported April 16.
According to him, the National Capital Region division of JTF-NCR, which was fully operational on Thursday, includes 10 thousand law enforcement officers. Its task is not only to protect the U.S. from a possible enemy, but also to evacuate the country’s authorities and key agencies to a safe place.
The special corps was reinforced by Blackhawk helicopters intended for evacuation.
Officers from this unit confirmed that they are studying a comprehensive emergency evacuation plan (JEEP) for Pentagon leadership.
“We are the rapid response force that allows us to mobilize forces in the Washington area to evacuate people. We look like a big taxi that makes sure everyone gets there,” said Adam Kowalski, an Illinois Civil Guard spokesman and special operations officer.
Earlier, American officials did not rule out that the rapid spread of coronavirus could disrupt the work of the authorities.
Currently, the U.S. ranks first in the world by the number of infected and dead from COVID-19.
According to statistics from Johns Hopkins University, more than 654 thousand people fell ill with coronavirus, about 31 thousand died.
April 16, U.S. President Donald Trump said plans to lift restrictions imposed because of coronavirus in 29 states.