Approximately ten United States Forces Korea (USFK) service personnel have tested positive for Covid-19 after arriving in South Korea between November 26 and December 8. Four USFK service members arrived via US chartered flights at the Osan Air Base between on December 6 and 7. Six others arrived on international commercial flights on November 26 and 29, and December 6, 7, and 8 at the Incheon International Airport.
State governors have mourned the loss of Nigerian general Olu Irefin, who died to Covid-19. Irefin participated in the army’s 2020 COAS Annual Conference in Abuja, where he fell ill. He was then transferred to hospital, where he tested positive for coronavirus. He later died during treatment.
The German police have reported the first-known coronavirus death of an active-duty US soldier in Germany. The 43-year-old soldier died as emergency personnel escorted them to a US military hospital. The unidentified soldier is the first active-duty soldier to die from the virus, and the 14th uniformed service member among all Defence Department services, the Reserve and the National Guard.
Tokyo, capital of Japan, has reported over 600 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours. This marks the highest confirmed case rate in a single day since the virus outbreak. According to the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, 602 people tested Covid-19 positive on Thursday. This exceeds the previous record of 584 confirmed coronavirus cases reported on Saturday, as per the Japan Broadcasting Corporation or NHK and metro government data.