‘No exceptions’: USFK commander enters quarantine after returning to South Korea from US

19-Oct-2020 Intellasia | Stripes | 6:02 AM Print This Post

Declaring “no exceptions” to policy, the commander of US Forces Korea tested negative for the coronavirus and began a two-week quarantine Friday after returning to South Korea from the United States.

USFK also announced Friday that it will lower the military’s health protection risk level nationwide to Bravo, signifying a lower, moderate risk for infection, as South Korea’s daily number of cases dipped below 50.

The change will go into effect at 4 p.m. Monday.

Gen. Robert Abrams posted a photo of himself on Twitter, saying his quarantine was an example of the military’s adherence to a strict testing and quarantine policy aimed at preventing the spread of the respiratory virus from abroad.

“And so it begins … Day 0 quarantine,” he wrote. “No exceptions, even for 4*. This is one of many reasons we have the lowest incident rate in (the Defense Department).”



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