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South Korea and U.S. indefinitely postpone joint military drills over coronavirus

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor February 27, 2020 12:56

South Korea and the United States will postpone joint military drills until further notice, defense officials in Seoul said on Thursday (February 27), amid a growing coronavirus outbreak in South Korea that has now infected soldiers from both countries.

The U.S. military reported its first case of the coronavirus on Wednesday (February 26), in a 23-year-old soldier based in Camp Carroll, about 20 km (12 miles) from Daegu, where most of the country’s 1,595 cases have been reported.

The South Korean military has also reported a number of infections, and has confined most troops to their bases.

Earlier this week, South Korea’s president called the situation posed by the virus “grave,” and the country raised its alert assessing its threat to the highest level.

 

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor February 27, 2020 12:56