Coronavirus company news summary – US military to provide logistical support for Covid-19 vaccine distribution

26 October 2020 (Last Updated October 26th, 2020 11:14)

26 October

The US military will provide logistical support to the future rollout of a Covid-19 coronavirus vaccine in the US. The Department of Defense is working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to work out the logistical details of vaccine distribution. The Pentagon has confirmed that personnel will not administer vaccines.

British Army Soldiers have been deployed to Tier 3 lockdown areas to implement rules as part of the country’s efforts to contain the spread of a second wave of coronavirus. Personnel were sent to Liverpool for identification of sources of coronavirus spread and to support health officials in enforcing new Covid-19 restrictions.

The Czech army has established a 500-bed field hospital in Prague to deal with the rising number of Covid-19 cases in Czechia. The country registered more than 15,250 new cases on Friday. The hospital will help prevent the country’s healthcare system from being overwhelmed and treat less severe cases of Covid-19.

NATO allies announced plans to deliver 60 ventilators to the Czech Republic, as part of a request submitted to the Euro-Atlantic Disaster Response Coordination Centre (EADRCC). The ventilators will be supplied from a stockpile of medical equipment set up to support allies and other partners.