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DoD outlines coronavirus strategy

3rd March 2020 - 15:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


The Department of Defense (DoD) has outlined its strategy for combating the spread of coronavirus during a press conference held at the Pentagon on 2 March.

Military and civilian leaders within the DoD have been working closely and existing plans for containing an infectious disease are being executed.

Mark T Esper, US Secretary of Defense told reporters that: ‘We’ve issued a variety of [memoranda] and directives advising the force on how to deal with coronavirus… US Northern Command remains the global integrator for all DoD efforts and entities.’

Although US bases in Italy have been shut down and a joint military exercise with South Korea has been postponed, US Marines are taking part in Exercise Cobra Gold which began on 24 February and is continuing as normal in Thailand.

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