US Air Force Evacuates 3 Government Contractors with Coronavirus from Afghanistan

Three U.S. government contractors who tested positive for the novel coronavirus were evacuated out of Afghanistan on Saturday, according to US Air Mobility Command.

The contractors were flown on a C-17 aircraft to Ramstein, Germany, where they’ll receive treatment at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center. Their evacuation from Afghanistan marked the first time the U.S. military has transported coronavirus-positive patients since the outbreak began.

As of Friday, 205 US Department of Defense contractors were living with coronavirus, according to Pentagon data. Another 2,031 service members and 493 DOD civilian employees also had confirmed cases.

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