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20 October

Soldiers can skip 14-day quarantine to fulfil their duties or take short leaves, according to the latest guidelines issued by the Indian armed forces. The updated guidelines on the quarantine policies were issued to meet the growing need for troops in the eastern Ladakh region due to the rising tensions with China at the line of actual control.

The Philippine Navy has cancelled its first International Fleet Review (IFR) due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The IFR parade intended to bring together 15 naval powers together including the US, Russia, and China, showcasing their abilities with submarines, vessels, and aircraft.

The Royal Thai Army has directed its army units to restrict the illegal entry of people at borders and help curb the disease across 22 of its border crossings. The units have also been ordered to deploy officers across quarantine facilities, provide protective gear such as face masks, and guide officers and their families as well as the public.

Thomas Sussli, the chief of the Swiss Armed Forces, has tested positive for Covid-19 disease. The government stated that the chief has quarantined himself. Sussli, 54, continues to work from home and is currently asymptomatic.

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