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Navy restricts travel to all but three installations as coronavirus pandemic worsens

Navy restricts travel to all but three installations as coronavirus pandemic worsens
All but three Navy bases have reinstated their travel restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Pentagon announced Wednesday as military infections surpass 105,000.

WASHINGTON — All but three Navy bases have reinstated their travel restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Pentagon announced Wednesday as military infections surpass 105,000.As of Monday, 59 out of 62 naval bases had travel restrictions reinstated, according to a Pentagon document released Wednesday.naval bases that have lifted their travel restrictions are located overseas: Naval Station Rota in Spain, Naval Station Guantanamo Bay in Cuba, and Naval Support Activity Bahrain.Travel restrictions were first put into place in March to try to prevent the spread of the virus within the Defense Department.

military installations around the world, or 39%, had lifted their travel restrictions for personnel, according to the document.Since then, more installations have had to reinstate travel restrictions as coronavirus cases have risen during the holiday season and cooler weather.

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