News flash! Foreign media: US blockade of US bases in South Korea

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 News flash! Foreign media: US blockade of US bases in South Korea


The US military has blocked its military base in South Korea, the Financial Times reported Thursday. Reported that the move is to protect the U.S. military in South Korea from the new coronavirus epidemic.

According to the report, the blockade is part of a comprehensive measure being implemented by Robert Abrams, the commander of the US military in South Korea. It is reported that 28500 US troops in South Korea are all led by Robert Abrams.

(US Army novel coronavirus pneumonia outbreak training before the Korean army together with the training exercise. Source: AFP)

Although the outbreak in South Korea is concentrated in Daegu, the fourth largest city in South Korea, confirmed cases in other regions are also rising, the report said. Previously, a U.S. soldier in South Korea has been tested positive for the virus. Novel coronavirus pneumonia is now reported among 26 South Korean soldiers and nearly 10 thousand soldiers are quarantined, according to the latest report from the Ministry of defense of South Korea.

Novel coronavirus pneumonia in Daegu, South Korea and Gyeongbuk were reported to be 24 days after the sharp increase in the confirmed cases of the new crown pneumonia. The US forces in South Korea raised the risk warning from low level to intermediate on the 20 th, and further raised it to senior level on 24.

Data map: in Daegu, South Korea, health personnel spray disinfectants in front of the church in Daegu, Xintiandi. (source: AFP)

The report also said that the U.S. military in South Korea prohibits officers and soldiers from going on business to Daegu base, forbids external personnel from entering and leaving the base, and also requires officers and soldiers to minimize contact with people, and do not go to work in case of suspected symptoms. Schools affiliated to the U.S. military base in South Korea have also been closed since the 20th of this month.

The day before yesterday (27), South Koreas Joint Staff Headquarters (JCB) and South Korea US joint command announced that affected by the epidemic, South Korea and the US decided to postpone the joint military exercise originally scheduled to be held in early March. Yonhap said 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.

In February 25th, novel coronavirus was being sprayed by workers wearing protective equipment in the Korean Air Inchon operation center. (source: Yonhap, AP)

Novel coronavirus pneumonia is the 28 forenoon of the Korean Central epidemic prevention strategy. As of 28 a.m. local time, 9 hours ago, South Korea increased 256 cases of new crown pneumonia cases at 4 p.m. the previous day, and 2022 cases were confirmed. South Korea has become the first country with more confirmed cases per day than China, the report said.

The US military has blocked its military base in South Korea, the Financial Times reported Thursday. Reported that the move is to protect the U.S. military in South Korea from the new coronavirus epidemic.