The coronavirus attacks the armies of various countries
MOSCOW, (BM) – The chief of the Italian General Staff General Salvator Farina, as a result of the test is coronavirus was detected, learned BulgarianMilitary.com citing Nezavisimaya Gazeta.
The general is prescribed treatment and he will remain in quarantine in his house, and his official duties will be performed by another person.
The Finnish military will not take part in NATO maneuvers, which are supposed to take place from March 9 to 19 in the territory of neighboring Norway, in the Troms region. The reason for this was the epidemic of coronavirus.
“The participation of the Armed Forces (Finland -“ NVO ”) in the Cold Response exercises conducted by the Norwegian armed forces … was canceled due to the situation with coronavirus,” the Finnish Defense Ministry said in an official statement.
It is reported that up to 15 thousand military personnel of the armies of ten countries should take part in the exercises as planned. From Finland, 400 soldiers were supposed to go to a neighboring country, but as they say, a person assumes – and God disposes.
At the beginning of this week, Norway called on its NATO allies to carefully check all soldiers who were to take part in the above maneuvers for the presence of a coronavirus in order to prevent a potential large-scale epidemic in NATO forces.
But, most interestingly, it was in the Norwegian army that about 1300 people infected with coronavirus were found, all the sick were quarantined at the Skold base, located in the Troms region. The personnel in this base are expected to skip the Cold Response exercises. US military personnel stationed in Europe, from the composition who is going to participate in the exercises, also suffered from coronavirus.
The armed forces of most NATO countries are preparing to fight the epidemic, the Department of Defense of the United States and Canada have already reported this.
The strongest epidemic that seized the troops of North Korea is noted. The South Korean online news newspaper Daily NK, writing about the events north of the 38th parallel, said, citing its source, that a report was prepared in the armed forces of North Korea on the impact of COVID-19 on the country’s soldiers.
Which indicates that about 180 soldiers died in January and February, and that approximately 3,700 soldiers are currently in quarantine. According to the report, the dead soldiers were mainly deployed on or near the Sino-North Korean border in the provinces of North Pyongang, Chagang, Ryangang and North Hamgyon.
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