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DoD introduces domestic travel restrictions

16th March 2020 - 11:00 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


The US Department of Defense (DoD) on 15 March announced new domestic travel restrictions for service members and civilian personnel in response to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak.

The DoD reported that Deputy Defense Secretary David Norquist signed a memorandum to prevent all domestic travel, including temporary duty travel. These restrictions will remain in place between 16 March and 11 May.

DoD personnel also are restricted from travelling to countries for which the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have issued a Level 3 travel warning.

As of 15 March, ten US service personnel had tested positive, as well as one DoD civilian employee and two DoD contractors. Eight service personnel relatives have also been diagnosed with COVID-19.

On 13 March, one soldier from the US Army Europe headquarters tested positive and was forced to self-isolate at home in Wiesbaden, Germany.

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