Coronavirus company news summary – US military reports 43 new coronavirus cases in Japan and South Korea

5 January 2021 (Last Updated January 5th, 2021 09:10)

According to the US Forces Korea (USFK), approximately seventeen more US soldiers and six civilians had tested positive for coronavirus in South Korea. The individuals have been transferred to an isolation facility at US Army Garrison Humphreys and Osan Air Base.

Approximately 43 new coronavirus cases were reported at US military bases in Japan and South Korea over the New Year holiday weekend. Yoshihide Suga, the Japanese Prime Minister, said he might declare an emergency in Tokyo and three surrounding regions to help officials combat the virus’s spread.

Reports suggested approximately 7,150 new positive coronavirus cases in the Department of Defense [DoD] in the past week. According to the data collected, this amounts to a cumulative total of 169,914 cases reported among the military, dependents, and contractors.

General Gilbert Gapay, chief of staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, has stopped a probe into the military’s own investigation of the Presidential Security Group’s (PSG) use of unauthorised Chinese Covid-19 vaccines.