Trump allowed mobilization of the military reserve force because of COVID-19

WASHINGTON, (BM) – The US President Donald Trump signed a decree on the mobilization of military reservists and coast guard reservists amid the spread of coronavirus, follows from a document distributed by the White House on Friday, learned

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“The Ministers of the Ground Forces, Navy and Air Force under the leadership of the Minister of Defense and the Minister of Internal Security with respect to the Coast Guard … are authorized to call up active service, not exceeding a period of 24 consecutive months, units and individual employees from among the reserve, located under the authority of the relevant minister,” the document says.

It also follows from the document that the decree on the readiness of the reservists will mobilize, among other things, medical personnel.

According to Johns Hopkins University at 17.30 local time, the number of registered cases of coronavirus infection COVID-19 in the United States on Saturday exceeded 100 thousand, 1544 people died. 862 patients recovered. Thus, the United States was ahead of Italy by more than 10 thousand registered cases and China by 15 thousand.

The World Health Organization on March 11 announced an outbreak of a new coronavirus infection with COVID-19 pandemic. According to the latest WHO data, more than 509 thousand people are already infected in the world, over 23 thousand have died.


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