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Thu Feb 27, 2020, 05:55 PM

CENTCOM cancels all leave; USN orders ships to remain at sea for 14 days if recent port visits



Ryan Browne ✔@rabrowne75

[email protected]"US Central Command is taking multiple prudent measures to prevent the transmission of COVID-19 Coronavirus & to mitigate the operational risk such transmission would pose. One of those steps is to suspend leave & liberty for US service members within the @CENTCOM area"

Ryan Browne ✔@rabrowne75

The @USNavy has ordered all its vessels in the Pacific that have visited "countries with moderate or greater risk" of the Coronavirus "to remain at sea for at least 14 days before pulling into another port in order to monitor Sailors for any symptoms of the virus"


4:35 PM - Feb 27, 2020




Ryan Browne ✔@rabrowne75

Update: A Navy spokesman tells me the instruction to self-quarantine for 14 days applies to all ships that have visited ALL countries in the Pacific region and not just those that have visited countries with moderate or greater risk of Coronavirus

4:20 PM - Feb 27, 2020

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Reply CENTCOM cancels all leave; USN orders ships to remain at sea for 14 days if recent port visits (Original post)
Dennis Donovan Feb 2020 OP
marble falls Feb 2020 #1
Dennis Donovan Feb 2020 #3
marble falls Feb 2020 #5
dewsgirl Feb 2020 #2
dewsgirl Feb 2020 #4
Dennis Donovan Feb 2020 #6
dewsgirl Feb 2020 #7
Ilsa Feb 2020 #8
stillcool Feb 2020 #9
riversedge Feb 2020 #10
stillcool Feb 2020 #12
nitpicker Feb 2020 #11
maxrandb Feb 2020 #13

Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Thu Feb 27, 2020, 05:58 PM

1. USN is taking it seriously.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #1)

Thu Feb 27, 2020, 05:59 PM

3. Ships have proven they're not the best places to be with a superbug flying about

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Reply #3)

Thu Feb 27, 2020, 06:02 PM

5. And the USN (and the USMC) has a long experiance with dealing with this kind of stuff ...

if they're taking it seriously in light of the lack of leadership from the WH, its well worth paying attention. We've stocked up food so as to keep in the house as much as possible, JIC.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Thu Feb 27, 2020, 06:01 PM

4. Is this all branches?

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Response to dewsgirl (Reply #4)

Thu Feb 27, 2020, 06:12 PM

6. Yep - just CENTCOM so far though. I'm sure the other commands will follow suit

...if they haven't already. CENTCOM's Twitter account hasn't said anything yet about it, though. https://twitter.com/CENTCOM

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Reply #6)

Thu Feb 27, 2020, 06:15 PM

7. Thank You, so much. I imagine they will quarantine them

first, I don't think they even know yet, considering many of them just went to bed.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Thu Feb 27, 2020, 06:46 PM

8. K&R nt

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Thu Feb 27, 2020, 06:57 PM

9. I hope they cleared it with ETTD...

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Response to stillcool (Reply #9)

Thu Feb 27, 2020, 07:44 PM

10. what is ETTD??

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Response to riversedge (Reply #10)

Thu Feb 27, 2020, 09:13 PM

12. everything trump touches dies

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Thu Feb 27, 2020, 07:48 PM

11. From Military Times

https://www.militarytimes.com/flashpoints/2020/02/27/centcom-suspends-leave-and-liberty-for-troops-over-coronavirus-fears/

CENTCOM suspends leave and liberty for troops over coronavirus fears

Shawn Snow , Diana Stancy Correll , and Patricia Kime

42 minutes ago

U.S. Central Command said Thursday it was suspending leave and liberty for troops and Defense Department civilian workers to and within its area of responsibility over fears related to the spread of the coronavirus.

U.S. Central Command is taking multiple prudent measures to prevent the transmission of COVID-19 Coronavirus and to mitigate the operational risk such transmission would pose, CENTCOM told Military Times in an emailed statement.

CENTCOM said in a memo obtained by Politico that official travel or leave outside the CENTCOM area of operations was not affected.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Thu Feb 27, 2020, 09:37 PM

13. I was on a WESTPAC during the SARS outbreak

We cancelled so many of our scheduled port visits that we ended up pulling into the base at Guam 7 times instead.

When we finally got approval to visit Singapore, we had to go through a tunnel that took our temperatures as we passed.

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