Pentagon sends 2,600 Europe-based personnel into QUARANTINE after 35 test positive for coronavirus | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Pentagon sends 2,600 Europe-based personnel into QUARANTINE after 35 test positive for coronavirus

Thousands of US troops and military staff based in Europe have been ordered into self-isolation after at least 35 of them tested positive for Covid-19, further complicating Washington’s power projection across the Atlantic.

Some 2,600 European Command (EUCOM) troops and personnel were isolated on Friday in an effort to stem the spread of the lethal virus, following nearly three dozen positive test results. The Defense Department noted that the troops quarantined were not ill, but were isolated as a precaution due to recent travel, among other reasons.

“These individuals are not necessarily sick, but may have been exposed and are doing their due diligence following health preventative measures,” the Pentagon said in a statement.

That number includes those who may have been tested, but not positive, and those who did indeed test positive, which is 35.

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