A new coronavirus was detected in 50 of American diplomats outside the United States, as well as at 11 of the Department of State in five cities across the United States, said the Executive Director of the State Department Medical Bureau William Walters.
According to Walters, a total of abroad works around 66 thousand employees of the US State Department, reports TASS.
In turn, First Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Consular Affairs Ian Brownlee said that in connection with the spread of coronavirus, the US government is trying to return to homeland more 16 thousand American citizens requesting evacuation.
“And we are committed to assisting with the return of as many Americans as possible,” added the representative of the US Foreign Office.
In addition, according to him, the US authorities have already taken home more than 9 thousand fellow citizens “out of approximately 19 countries ”, including Haiti, Ghana, Guatemala, Cape Verde and Ukraine . The US administration expects to organize another in the next nine days flights for the evacuation of compatriots from other states, said Brownley.
Recall March) WHO announced the coronavirus pandemic, the center of which was Europe. March, US President Donald Trump introduced a nationwide emergency mode in the country.
WHO notes that the spread of coronavirus infection in the US has accelerated significantly, the country could become the epicenter of the disease. The latest data on the situation with COVID – 13 in Russia and the world are presented on the portal stopkoronavirus.rf.
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