Coronavirus company news summary – 2,000 Polish soldiers assigned to 600 hospitals – NATO delivers ventilators to Montenegro

5 November 2020 (Last Updated November 5th, 2020 09:16)

5 November

Polish Defence Minister Mariusz Błaszczak, said that approximately 2,000 Polish soldiers had been assigned to 600 hospitals to assist in various administrative matters such as reporting free beds for Covid-19 patients. Adam Niedzielski, the health minister, had earlier stated that he would seek army assistance for administering the availability of hospitals beds.

South Korea's defence ministry stated that a soldier and an army officer have tested positive for coronavirus. The officer quarantined after encountering a civilian infected with Covid-19, the soldier tested positive after close contact with a family member.

Reportedly, the ninth member of the US military to succumb to the coronavirus, the Defense Department’s summary of Covid-19 cases and deaths included the death of a Texas Air National Guard member, though the airman identity was yet to be determined.

A member of the Texas Air National Guard has passed away after contracting the Covid-19 coronavirus. The unidentified service member is the ninth member of the US Military to pass away as a result of contracting the virus. The servicemember has yet to be identified.

North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) has delivered 20 ventilators to the Balkan country of Montenegro. The ventilators will be distributed across hospitals for the treatment of Covid-19 patients. The delivery was coordinated by NATO’s Euro-Atlantic Disaster Response Coordination Centre (EADRCC) after Montenegro requested for support.