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MSDF crew member on Mideast mission tests positive for COVID-19

A Maritime Self-Defense Force member aboard a Middle East-bound MSDF destroyer has actually examined positive for the unique coronavirus, the Defense Ministry’s Joint Staff Office stated Tuesday.

The contaminated member, in his 20s, left the MSDF base in Yokosuka, Kanagawa Prefecture, aboard the Murasame destroyer on Sunday to take part in a mission to collect info in order to make sure sea lane safety and security for Japan-connected ships cruising in the Middle East.

The destroyer is currently readied to go back to the Yokosuka base to go through an examination by a public wellness treatment facility.

According to the Joint Staff Office, all crew participants of the Murasame took polymerase domino effect (PCR) tests for COVID-19 after leaving the Yokosuka base. All the various other participants examined unfavorable for the infection.

The crew participants were set up to take part in training in waters near Japan for 14 days after separation while checking their wellness problems.

The workplace stated the return of the destroyer will certainly not impact the info celebration mission in the Middle East.


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