Pentagon joins fight against coronavirus

The U.S. Defense Department will quarantine military bases because of the new coronavirus.

The U.S. Department of Defense has approved a request from the Department of Health and Human Services for assistance in providing accommodation for 1,000 people who may need quarantine after arriving from China amid the spread of coronavirus.

The Pentagon said the agency has asked for several facilities capable of accommodating at least 250 people in separate rooms by February 29.

Pentagon spokesman Jonathan Hoffman said on Twitter that military bases and facilities in California, Colorado, and Texas were chosen for this purpose.

“According to this request, the Pentagon will only assist in the deployment,” he wrote.

Earlier, the U.S. imposed a temporary ban on entry for foreigners who visited China in the last month.
According to the latest data, the number of cases in China has almost reached 12,000 people, 259 people have died.

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