24 November

The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) has sent a 25-member medical team to Davao City, following a recent spike in Covid-19 cases. The medical team includes doctors, nurses and assistants from the military.

A member of the Ukrainian military has passed away in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) after contracting the Covid-19 coronavirus. The soldier was serving in the country as part of a UN Peacekeeping mission.

The US military has reported 54 new Covid-19 cases in Japan and South Korea, including 21 cases that were detected at a western Tokyo installation over the weekend. The Yokota Air Base reported 21 new cases over the weekend, out of which 19 of the service members were placed on quarantine. The remaining two tested positive on arrival to Japan and have been quarantined at the base.

Ology Bioservices, a biologics contract development and manufacturing organisation (CDMO), announced that it had been awarded $37m by the Department of Defense (Dod) for the advancement of a monoclonal antibody (mAb) cocktail (ADM03820). The work is being supported by the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defence for Health Affairs, along with funding from the Defence Health Agency.