A Pentagon official said the last time the officer was at the Pentagon was on March 13, noting that he began self-isolation on March 15.
The Pentagon official stated that the officer works in the Office of Plans, Policies and Operations at the Marine Corps Headquarters.
first infections in the military
It is the first Pentagon military to have positive results for the virus.
The marines said in a statement that the officer confirmed his infection on March 24, stating that he had isolated himself at his home when his wife began to show symptoms of the disease.
On the other hand, a second Pentagon official confirmed that an employee working for the US Department of Defense’s National Military Command center is also awaiting test results.
Large outbreak within United States
On Thursday morning, the US Senate approved a plan, the largest ever, by two trillion dollars to stimulate the economy and submitted it to the House of Representatives, aimed at not losing workers their jobs, in addition to that Democrats and Republicans are about to approve the aid package that includes benefits for workers and families.
Despite the announcement by the President of the United States of America of the defeat of Corona by Easter, but the rate of the epidemic doubles every three days in New York State, which is the largest problem facing the United States according to the American President, and the state recorded approximately 30 thousand infections, out of a total of 70 thousand infections in the United States, And more than 1000 deaths.
Demands for urgent medical assistance
The Trump administration has sent 4,000 artificial respirators to the endemic state, and the strategic national stock of respirators is 16,660, to respond to coronavirus control, and will be distributed to states over the coming period.