Currently there are about 14,000 US troops in Afghanistan. There are also troops from 39 different countries as well as support troops. That’s another 17,000 personnel supporting the mission in Afghanistan.
Now about 10 percent of these personnel are being screened for the Coronavirus. Currently there have been four reported cases among coalition forces.
Roughly 1,500 service members and civilians are living in screening facilities in Afghanistan “out of an abundance of caution,” according to Resolute Support. Four coalition members in Afghanistan test positive for COVID-19
The focus on #COVID19 has to be on preventing the spread. Difficult under normal circumstances—almost impossible with violence. All sides need to reduce violence to focus on preventing the spread of this virus among forces & the #Afg people.—GEN Scott Miller pic.twitter.com/pjjd0bVmtf
— Resolute Support (@ResoluteSupport) March 24, 2020
So far, only one Marine at the Pentagon tested positive while two civilians also tested positive. They don’t, however, work at the Pentagon.
Two other defense workers who had visited the Pentagon have tested positive, but they were not assigned to the building. Here are the latest coronavirus headlines Wednesday, March 25
According to this article, the branch of the military hardest hit is the Navy. I’m guessing this is because of the close quarters so many Navy personnel work in.
Navy Is Hardest-Hit Military Service in Coronavirus OutbreakActing Navy Secretary Thomas Modly said Tuesday that the service had 57 cases of COVID-19. Several of those sailors are assigned to Navy warships, including three on the aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt, which is deployed in the Asia-Pacific region. Navy Is Hardest-Hit Military Service in Coronavirus Outbreak | Military.com
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