7 December

The Canadian Department of Defence said that the country’s military would be deploying to a remote First Nations community, Shamattawa, to help tackle the Covid-19 outbreak. The move was initiated after the chief of Shamattawa First Nation requested assistance in tackling the crisis.

US military bases in Japan reported 19 new coronavirus cases at the end of the past week, including a dozen new cases at the home of US Forces Japan. The Yokota Air Base in western Tokyo reported 12 positive cases towards the end of the week, with approximately 23 active cases on the installation.

Ukraine’s Armed Forces reported 184 new coronavirus cases on December 5. Approximately 3,168 members of the Ukrainian Armed Forces have suffered from acute respiratory illnesses caused by Covid-19, while a total of 7,878 have recovered and 29 have died since the pandemic hit, the country’s Medical Force Command added.