Swiss army reservists have been called upon to assist the country’s response to the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic. Personnel from Hospital 2 Battalion arrived at the Moudon military base in western Switzerland within 40 hours of notice for deployment.
The US military has reported six new Covid-19 cases at various bases in Japan, including three community-based infections at a Marine Corps base. The other three cases were reported among individuals who had arrived from the US. Two further travellers tested positive at Yokota Air base, but were already under a mandatory 14-day quarantine.
The US Department of Defense (DOD) has donated personal protective equipment (PPEs) to the Nigerian Armed Forces. Babangida Hussaini, the Permanent Secretary of the ministry of defence, received the donations, according to a statement by Kabir Isa, a representative of the Director of Information of the Federal Ministry of Defence.
The Bulgarian Ministry of Defence, through the country’s Military Medical Academy, is establishing an organisation to donate blood plasma to treat patients infected with Covid-19.