US withdraws troops stationed abroad as 97 bases, 1,000 servicemen infected with COVID-19

US withdraws troops stationed abroad as 97 bases, 1,000 servicemen infected with COVID-19
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  • calendar-gray 31 March 2020

Over 1,000 US servicemen, both in uniform and civilians, have contracted the coronavirus, with 97 military bases on American soil alone having been affected by the outbreak, Newsweek reported, citing an obtained "sensitive" official document that was allegedly not meant to be released, APA reports quoting Sputnik.

The virus has reportedly spread across several US military branches, with the Pentagon deciding to cut its foreign operations' personnel numbers and to bring some of the troops home quicker than previously expected. At the same time, replacements for the withdrawn troops as well as new future deployments have been put on hold for now due to the outbreak, Newsweek claims.

 

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