Naha, Okinawa Pref. – Two U.S. Marine bases in Okinawa Prefecture have actually been placed on lockdown by the armed forces, with 61 coronavirus cases confirmed recently, the prefectural federal government claimed Saturday.
U.S. pressures informed the Okinawa federal government the cases were confirmed in between Tuesday as well as Saturday at U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma as well as Camp Hansen, as well as both bases had actually been secured down, prefectural federal government authorities claimed.
Lt. Gen. Stacy Clardy, leader of the III Marine Expeditionary Force as well as head of U.S. pressures in Okinawa, clarified the infection circumstance at the armed forces centers to Gov. Denny Tamaki by phone, they claimed.
The Marine Corps claimed it “experienced two localized clusters of individuals who tested positive for the virus” which all employees that checked favorable for COVID-19, the breathing condition triggered by the infection, are in seclusion.
Before the specific infection number was launched, Tamaki claimed at a press conference that he was “shocked” by the U.S. pressures’ record on the brand-new infections.
“We have strong doubts about measures (taken by the U.S. troops) to prevent the spread of the virus,” he claimed.
Tamaki included that some American armed forces employees had actually held celebrations in midtown locations as well as coastlines around July 4 to commemorate the U.S. Independence Day as well as called on individuals in such occasions to see a medical professional if they really feel unhealthy.
Kadena Air Base as well as Camp McTureous in Okinawa have actually likewise seen coronavirus infections, according to the prefectural federal government.
The southerly island prefecture has actually reported 148 coronavirus cases, omitting those of U.S. armed forces employees. Okinawa holds the mass of American armed forces centers in Japan.