More than 300 American soldiers have been quarantined after returning from Afghanistan amid ongoing efforts to prevent the further outbreak of coronavirus.
The 82nd Airborne Division in a statement said more than 300 paratroopers of the divisons will undergo health monitoring and medical treatment at Fort Bragg in North Carolina after completing a 9-month rotation in suport of the U.S.-led Resolute Support Mission and returning home.
Maj. Gen. James Mingus, 82nd Airborne Division commander said “My No. 1 priority is the protection of our Paratroopers, their families, our community, and the prevention of the spread of the COVID-19.”
“We are taking proactive steps to protect and prevent spread,” he was quoted as saying in a report by Stripes.
This comes as the Afghan officials have so far reported more than 10 positive cases of coronavirus across the country so far.
The Ministry of Public Health said four new positive cases of coronavirus have been recorded in western Herat province, increasing the number of positive cases to 9.
The Ministry also added that the authorities in central Daikundi province have also recorded a positive of coronavirus in the province.
Earlier, the officials in northern Samangan province reported that they have recorded three positive cases of coronavirus in this province.