U.S. military restricts movement for thousands of personnel due to coronavirus

Reuters |
Published: 03.25.20 , 18:53
The fast-spreading coronavirus has forced the U.S. military to restrict the movement of thousands of personnel in the regions overseas most exposed to the virus: Asia, Europe and the Middle East, U.S. military commands tell Reuters.
Almost 10,000 personnel in Asia, Europe and the Middle East are under restrictions, illustrating the challenges facing the Pentagon as it seeks to prevent an erosion of military readiness even as big chunks of the force are locked in place.
The forces are either in isolation, quarantine or under some other restriction of movement.The number is still a small fraction of the hundreds of thousands of U.S. military personnel in Asia, Europe and Middle East.