Photos of Karoblis, the Lithuanian defense minister who later tested positive, meeting with the acting defense secretary, secretaries of the Army and Air Force, and members of the Pennsylvania National Guard during his visit to the U.S. pic.twitter.com/Wej2W2VYft
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The Pentagon next week will place new restrictions on the thousands of personnel that work in the building following a new positive case among its top officials, the Defense Department announced on Friday.
The building will move to a higher health protection level next Thursday, Nov. 26, cutting maximum occupancy to 40 percent and increasing the number of temperature checks on workers entering the building by as much as 15 percent.
Acting Defense Secretary Christopher Miller decided to raise the Pentagon’s health protection level from “Bravo” to “Bravo Plus” based on a steady increase in COVID-19 cases at the Pentagon since the end of August 2020, “as well as an increase in cases in the National Capital Region since the middle of September,” according to a DOD statement.
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Update #1: Pentagon to impose new restrictions for workers as local Covid cases spike (Politico)
WNU Editor: This happened after this top Pentagon official got tested positive …. Defense Department No. 3 Sidelined by Coronavirus Exposure at the Pentagon (US News and World Report). The acting US Defense Secretary was exposed but he is not self-quarantining …. The acting Pentagon chief was exposed to the coronavirus. He’s not quarantining. (VOX).