Coronavirus company news summary – Russia sends army doctors to help fight Covid in Urals – Royal Navy confirms Covid-19 outbreak at HMS Raleigh

29 October 2020 (Last Updated October 29th, 2020 13:00)

29 October

Russian doctors from Kurgan region of the Urals have made a plea to president Vladimir Putin to send assistance amid overwhelmed hospitals and a recent swell of new coronavirus cases. Russia's Defence Ministry has sent military doctors to the region to assist its response to the pandemic.

Two US Army Garrison staff have tested positive for coronavirus after arriving on Kwajalein Atoll (USAG-KA) in the Marshall Islands. The two workers had previously tested negative before boarding the military flight to Kwajalein Atoll at Honolulu.

Space Force General David D Thompson has tested positive for coronavirus. The General has been self-isolating and is currently working remotely from home. The department of the air force continues to follow the Covid guidelines established by the US department of defence (DoD) and the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The Royal Navy has confirmed a Covid-19 outbreak at HMS Raleigh, the training facility of the Royal Navy. The navy did not reveal the number of cases involved. The Plymouth-based military hub trains new sailors every year. A naval spokesperson further confirmed that those who tested coronavirus positive were under medical supervision, while others who met with infected personnel were isolating as per Public Health England guidelines.