The infection of the new coronavirus has spread at the activity base of the Self-Defense Forces, which is taking measures against piracy off the coast of Somalia in Africa, and 21 members have been confirmed to be infected so far.
The Ministry of Defense says that it will not affect the mission at this stage, and that it will "thoroughly implement infection prevention measures and take appropriate measures."
The Self-Defense Forces are taking measures against piracy off the coast of Somalia in eastern Africa, and about 180 members have been dispatched to Djibouti, where the Maritime Self-Defense Force's patrol aircraft unit is based.
According to the Ministry of Defense, since infection of members was confirmed on April 2 and 3, PCR tests were conducted on all members working at the base, and on the 7th of Japan time, 17 new infections were found. It means that it was confirmed.
A total of 21 members have been confirmed infected.
In both cases, the condition is stable and isolated in the dormitory inside the base.
Initially, the infected people were only members of the "support team" who guarded the base, but the 17 newly confirmed infections include members of the "aviation team" who are guarding and monitoring with patrol aircraft. about it.
Since the warning and surveillance activities on the patrol aircraft are shared with other countries such as the United States, the Ministry of Defense says that the mission will not be affected at this stage.
The Ministry of Defense states, "We will proceed with confirmation of the infection status and thoroughly implement infection prevention measures and take appropriate measures."