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January 4, 2021

Coronavirus company news summary – 5,000 UK military personnel assisting Covid-19 response

By Harry Lye

The Sri Lankan Army has appointed a senior officer to each of its districts to oversee Covid-19 prevention measures. The specially appointed officers, including 18 Major Generals, five Brigadiers and two Colonels, will co-ordinate the relief measures. The officers will supervise the quarantine processes and strive to curb the spread of Covid-19 in their designated districts.

Ukraine’s Armed Forces reported 163 new Covid-19 cases on 01 January. Of the newly-infected individuals, 26 people are undergoing treatment at hospitals, while the remaining people are in self-quarantine. Currently, around 200 servicemen are in isolation, while the isolation period of around 23 people will end within the next 72 hours.

Four people affiliated with United States Forces Korea, including two retired US service members and their spouses, tested positive for Covid-19 on 31 December. The four individuals contracted the virus after coming into direct contact with a coronavirus-infected couple on the previous day. All the four individuals are being quarantined at USAG-Humphreys facility, which is exclusively assigned for housing coronavirus patients.

More UK Armed Forces personnel have been deployed to assist the UK’s response to the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic. Military assistance is being provided under Operation Rescript, with 5,000 personnel currently assisting in the response.

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