Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the military
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On 27 February, South Korea and the United States (US) cancelled joint military exercises scheduled for March 2020.
On 27 March, the United States cancelled large-scale exercises involving thousands of troops in the Philippines that had been scheduled for May 2020.
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- INS Angre
On 2020.04.18, it was announced that 21 sailors staying at INS Angre, a naval base in Mumbai, had tested positive. Most of the cases were asymptomatic, and all of the cases had been traced to a sailor who tested positive on 2020.04.07. The Navy emphasized that no sailors serving on a ship or submarine had been infected.
- Akrotiri and Dhekelia
On 15 March, The first case in Akrotiri and Dhekelia was confirmed.
- Guantanamo Bay Naval Base
On 24 March, the first case in Guantanamo Bay Naval Base was confirmed.
- United States Forces Korea
As of 22 April, a total of 22 SARS-CoV-2 cases were laboratory confirmed at United States Forces Korea bases: 10 at Camp Humpreys, 8 at Daegu and Gyeongsangbuk Province bases (Camp Carroll, Camp Henry and Camp Walker), 3 at the Osan Air Base, and 1 at the Camp Casey).
The COVID-19 pandemic spread to a number of naval ships, with the nature of such ships, including working with others in small enclosed areas and the lack of private quarters for the vast majority of crew, contributing to the rapid spread of the disease, even more so than on cruise ships.
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