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The defense Department announced new travel restrictions for U.S. service members and their families in place for the next 60 days, as the U.S. government works to combat the spread of the coronavirus.
The new restrictions prohibit travel to Level 3 countries allocated by the CDC to prevent family members of those in the military and civilian military personnel from on-the-go, in order to “Level 2” countries. It is also DOD personnel requires, to return to the United States from “Level 2” or “Level 3” countries, in their homes for any coronavirus symptoms to monitor for 14 days.
“The Department of Defense’s top priority remains the protection and well-being of our people,” Secretary of Defense Mark Esper, said in a press release. “While the Director of this prudent action, I delegate all necessary authority of commanders to make any decisions based on their assessments to protect their people and ensure that the mission to be ready. While we deal with this fluid and evolving situation, I remain confident in our ability to protect our service members, civilians and families.”
Secretary of Defense Mark Esper delivers a statement on Iraq and Syria under a President Donald trump’s Mar-a-Lago property, Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, in Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
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“Level 3” countries of China, Iran, South Korea, Italy and the European continent. There is also a “Level 3” restriction on Venezuela, not because of the coronavirus, but because of the lack of medical infrastructure in the socialist state. Wednesday night, the CDC released a global “level 2” Alarm due to the worldwide spread of the coronavirus, which was declared on Wednesday that a pandemic by the world health organization.
A press release announcing the move notes that the Secretary of interior, and commanders can be exceptions to the travel restriction as they deem necessary.
To move the Defense Department, to limit the path of military service members and their families comes as President Trump a ban imposed on travel to the United States of Europe similar to the one he issued weeks to travel from China-such as the Corona Virus is widespread, especially in Italy. Shipping from Europe is allowed in the United States, but not the people.
“There will be exceptions for the Americans, who are subjected to appropriate screening, and of these prohibitions, not only for the enormous amount of trade and cargo, but also various other things as we get the approval,” Trump said in a Wednesday evening address from the Oval Office. “Everything that is from Europe to the United States, what we are discussing.”
The U.S. State Department is also suspending all non-essential travel for the Department staff, according to Reuters, which cited anonymous sources.
While the Federal government has taken precautions to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, are so many other people nationwide. School districts and universities are canceling classes, or move them online and the NBA season suspended after a player tested positive for coronavirus.
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In a striking move, the NCAA has announced its annual March Madness basketball tournament — the source of the vast majority of the organization, the annual revenue without the fans.
There were some good signs that the global spread of the coronavirus on Thursday, however, as the Chinese ” National Health Commission, has announced that he believes the Communist nation is past the worst of coronavirus is widespread, according to Reuters. The country was to blame for the worsening of the global spread of the disease to be the obfuscation of the original severity of the problem within its borders and not to work with other countries to combat the Corona Virus, which is believed, originated in the Chinese city of Wuhan.
Fox News’ Vandana Rambaran and Edmund DeMarche contributed to this report.