Coronavirus company news summary – UK deploys military medics to the Czech Republic

12 November 2020 (Last Updated November 12th, 2020 09:18)

12 November

The UK has deployed six combat medical technicians from the Royal Army Medical Corps to the Czech Republic to help fight the Covid-19 pandemic. Czechia requested assistance from NATO’s Euro Atlantic Disaster Response Coordination Centre (EADRCC) to aid its response to the pandemic.

Germany has cut the quarantine time for service travellers from 14 to ten days, even though if they travel from countries with high coronavirus rates such as the US. However, the American military community will stick to the 14-day quarantine in Germany.

The South Korean Defence Ministry has confirmed that a further seven military personnel have tested positive for Covid-19. Cases included members of the Ministry's welfare agency and an aviator.

 Latvian National Armed Forces (NBS) Commander Leonīds Kalniņš said in an interview with Latvian television that 40 personnel had so far contracted the Covid-19 coronavirus. A further 182 personnel are under observation.