Pentagon imposes restrictions on the movement of the US military due to coronavirus

Pentagon imposes restrictions on the movement of the US military due to coronavirus

The US Department of Defense, starting Friday, March 13, has imposed a 60-day ban on visiting US troops and civilians from countries most affected by coronavirus. This was stated by the head of the Pentagon, Mark Esper.


The main priority of the Ministry of Defense remains the protection of our people and their well-being

- said the US Secretary of Defense.

As explained, the ban applies not only to military and civil servants, but also to members of their families. Today, China, Iran, Italy, and South Korea have been banned from visiting. Americans are prohibited from entering and leaving these countries, as well as moving through their territory.

In addition, civil servants are prohibited from visiting Japan; this ban does not apply to the military.

However, as noted by the Pentagon, if necessary, exceptions are permissible from these measures, in which "extended health protocols" will apply to individuals for a period of 60 days.

Earlier it became known that the United States intends to significantly reduce the number of US troops who will take part in the largest-scale exercises for the transfer of troops from the United States to Europe Defender Europe 2020. At the moment, there is no talk of canceling the exercises due to coronavirus.
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  1. Mavrikiy 12 March 2020 17: 12 New
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    Pentagon imposes restrictions on the movement of the US military due to coronavirus
    I hope the US military is the coolest military in the world. repeat And they will walk on their own. fellow I hope.
    1. Sergey39 12 March 2020 19: 05 New
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      Well, yes, they will move their military to Poland and will be prohibited from moving further.
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  2. Thrifty 12 March 2020 17: 13 New
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    Two-faced policy, although from the United States sober views on the real world, it makes no sense to expect. His selfish interests, if you could only have had less peace in the world, because you can warm your hands in a slaughterhouse and change power in an objectionable country — above common sense.
  3. svp67 12 March 2020 17: 19 New
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    Today, China, Iran, Italy, and South Korea have been banned from visiting.
    That is, in the next 60 days, Iran and North Korea may not be afraid of interventions ...
    1. Butchcassidy 12 March 2020 17: 37 New
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      Quote: svp67
      Today, China, Iran, Italy, and South Korea have been banned from visiting.
      That is, in the next 60 days, Iran and North Korea may not be afraid of interventions ...

      In
  4. rocket757 12 March 2020 17: 21 New
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    Still ahead .... however, young and healthy, it seems they get sick without any special consequences ..... but well-deserved uncles, in big ranks, can be very at risk.
  5. demo 12 March 2020 17: 29 New
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    Today, China, Iran, Italy, and South Korea have been banned from visiting.
    Well, China and Iran will survive such a development. Even happy.
    But the intimate services of Italy and South Korea will suffer significant losses.
  6. Operator 12 March 2020 17: 29 New
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    Defender Europe covered with a copper basin laughing
  7. Butchcassidy 12 March 2020 17: 36 New
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    Ahahaha))) but how are they going to fight?)
    1. mark2 12 March 2020 17: 57 New
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      But in any way at the checkpoint of each military base will be hung plates with the words # quarantine
    2. Mavrikiy 12 March 2020 21: 20 New
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      Quote: ButchCassidy
      Ahahaha))) but how are they going to fight?)

      VD is tolerated for 60 days, which is not clear? repeat
  8. faterdom 12 March 2020 17: 38 New
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    This is not true, the US Army is the strongest in the world, they are not afraid of anyone!
    Is it a joke - the military budget is more than 700 lard dollars! What kind of virus can it be?
    By the way, Rommel's army suffered losses from amoebic dysentery far more than from the British ...
  9. Piramidon 12 March 2020 18: 48 New
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    Earlier it became known that the United States intends to significantly reduce the number of US troops who will take part in the largest-scale exercises for the transfer of troops from the United States to Europe Defender Europe 2020.

    What kirdyk teachings? But zheks already baked a bunch of pies and washed.
  10. Kerensky 12 March 2020 19: 53 New
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    The documents in the Pentagon are not the same as those on the table at WHO. If they went for it, then the matter is more serious than we think.
    Not for nothing are we making fun here?
  11. Sergey Averchenkov 12 March 2020 20: 55 New
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    Honestly, I don’t believe in this horror story called coronovirus - every year a lot more people die from ordinary flu. Fanned the topic ... then someone needs it.
    1. mikstepanenko 12 March 2020 23: 21 New
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      In Italy, mortality from coronavirus is already 7%. Of course you can not compare with the plague (and that humanity did not die out), but a lot. From ordinary flu, mortality is a few tenths of a percent.
      1. Sergey Averchenkov 13 March 2020 00: 57 New
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        The population of Italy is about 60 million people. "Already 7 percent" is 4.2 million people. You at least think about what you’re talking about.
        1. mikstepanenko 13 March 2020 22: 28 New
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          Do you know that mortality is not counted from the total population, but from the number of cases?
          1. Sergey Averchenkov 13 March 2020 22: 34 New
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            No, I didn’t know - I’m not a doctor. They say 7% to me, for me it means 7%. Well, 7% of the number of cases ... and how many cases? 100? 1000? Unfortunately, this means 7 or 70 people are dead. Of course, every life is priceless, but as I said from ordinary flu, much more die.
            1. mikstepanenko 13 March 2020 22: 54 New
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              Yesterday, when I wrote, there were 1016 people dead in Italy. And how many will be dead depends on the number of infected. And God forbid there will be as many of them as with ordinary flu.
              1. Sergey Averchenkov 14 March 2020 19: 52 New
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                No matter how cynical I am ... It's just 1016 people. With a population of 60 million, this does not look like a pandemic. Something is wrong ... this coronovirus is being pushed into us. What for? Why?
                1. Liam 14 March 2020 20: 47 New
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                  Do you understand that at such a speed of spread, if you don’t take measures within a couple of months, the number of infected people will go to tens of millions and there will be hundreds of thousands of dead? Do you understand that approximately 20% of patients need ventilation in the intensive care unit to escape, and there are literally a hundred different places in such a large city, and that if there are hundreds of sick people and these places aren’t enough, mortality will immediately jump to 20-30%?
                  It seems that adults are not able to understand elementary things
                  1. Sergey Averchenkov 15 March 2020 10: 14 New
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                    At what speed? All people travel around the world ... here it is this speed, and yes it is that which is. Only now have begun to apply restrictive measures. And where are your tens of millions? Why don’t you worry about simple flu? No, of course it is necessary to treat and limit, but this is by no means a pandemic. Damn, it’s impossible to turn on the TV - that's just what they say.
                    1. mikstepanenko 15 March 2020 22: 16 New
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                      Damn, it’s impossible to turn on the TV - that's just what they say.
                      They say it right. There is historical experience, just a century has passed. The first massive flu epidemic, "Spaniard." During that epidemic, more people died than were killed during the entire First World War. Then there was no international tourism, no intercontinental flights ... And the speed of spread ... In Italy, in just a few days, more than a thousand dead, in one day two hundred. And this is not throughout the country, but only in a small area in the north. Where only a few people from China flew, zarobitchan, after the celebration of the Chinese New Year. Of these, only one was possibly infected.
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