U.S. Navy: warships docked in Pacific countries need to be isolated for 14 days

 U.S. Navy: warships docked in Pacific countries need to be isolated for 14 days

Source: CNN

Overseas, Feb. 28 (CNN) -- the U.S. Navy has ordered warships that have docked in Pacific countries to be quarantined and self quarantined for fear of the new coronavirus, CNN reported Tuesday.

According to the report, the isolation period of warships is 14 days to monitor the symptoms of sailors on board, especially warships that have stayed in high-risk areas of the virus. Lt. James Adam, a spokesman for the U.S. Navy, said: at present, there is no sign that the U

In addition, John Aquilino, commander of the U.S. Navys Pacific Fleet, gave instructions that the fleets warships should be isolated at sea for at least 14 days before entering another port.

Due to the severe situation of the current epidemic situation, South Koreas Joint Staff Headquarters (JCB) and South Korea US joint military command said on March 27 that South Korea and the United States decided to postpone the joint military exercise originally scheduled to be held in early March. It is the first time that South Korea and the United States have postponed the joint military exercise due to the epidemic of infectious diseases.

On Wednesday, the Indo Pacific Command, which oversees U.S. forces in the region, also restricted all U.S. military personnel, contractors and DOD civilian personnel serving in the command from traveling unnecessarily to South Korea.

At present, the epidemic is developing rapidly in South Korea. Novel coronavirus pneumonia is the latest news from South Korea, according to the latest report of the Korean Federation of disease management. The Ministry of disease management of the Republic of Korea has announced that 27 new cases of new crown pneumonia have been confirmed in 2022 cases from 16 hours to 28 days in 9 hours. (overseas network Wei Xuewei)