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November 17, 2020

Coronavirus company news summary – 10th US Service Member passes away after contracting Covid-19 – South Korean Military tightens social distancing rules

By Harry Lye

A 10th US service member has passed away after contracting the covid-19 coronavirus. Sargeant 1st Class Calvin Ogletree III, an Army reservist, died last Thursday. Ogletree is the sixth member of the Army Reserve and the third reservist from Florida to have died after contracting the virus.

According to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Ministry of Defence, over 30,000 of its Armed Forces personnel have received a Covid-19 vaccination. The jabs were administered to national services recruits and military contractors, according to the commander of the medical service corps of the UAE Armed Forces, Brigadier-General Dr Aisha Al Dhaheri.

A rise in coronavirus cases has caused the South Korean military to raise its social distancing rules to Level 1.5 in Greater Seoul. The military imposed tougher Level 2 rules in the Gangwon Province. All military personnel have been instructed to reduce movement and interactions.

The US military has reported nine new coronavirus cases in various Japan bases over the past weekend, as the virus continued to surge in certain parts of the country. Approximately five of the new US military cases reported recent arrivals to Japan.

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