Sunday, July 5, 2020

New Coronavirus Patients Attended Meetings in Pentagon, Air Force One Base

Two people have tested positive for coronavirus after attending meetings inside the Pentagon.

“An active-duty airman and an Air Force contractor who both visited the Pentagon in recent weeks have tested positive for the coronavirus, the Air Force said Friday, in the first confirmed cases of the virus inside the world’s biggest office building,” The Hill reports.

The unidentified airman works for the Defense Health Agency in nearby Falls Church, Va.  The individual was in a meeting in the Pentagon Mar. 16 and soon after began exhibiting symptoms. He or she has received medical treatment and is quarantined at home.

The contractor was in the Pentagon Mar. 2, also soon began exhibiting symptoms. Also unidentified, he or she has been quarantined at home since Mar. 5.

Just before being diagnosed and quarantined, he or she attended an event at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland, where Air Force One is kept. The Air Force has informed everyone who attended the event so they can monitor and test for coronavirus.

“The Pentagon said there has been a total of 124 military-related coronavirus cases, including 67 service members, 15 civilians, 26 dependents and 16 contractors,” The Hill reports.

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