Mark Esper
Washington Usa

COVID-19: Pentagon orders halt to all overseas movement for US forces for up to 60 days

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WASHINGTON: Defence Secretary Mark Esper has issued a stop movement order to the US military halting all travel and movement abroad for up to 60 days in an effort to limit the spread of the coronavirus through the ranks, Esper told Reuters on Wednesday (Mar 25).

Esper said in an interview that the order applied to all US forces, civilian personnel and families, but noted that there would be some exceptions.

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