Some Japan-based sailors told to move from barracks to make room for quarantining personnel

A sign displays coronavirus-prevention information at Yokosuka Naval Base, Japan, March 26, 2020. TYLER FRASER/U.S. NAVY
A sign displays coronavirus-prevention information at Yokosuka Naval Base, Japan, March 26, 2020. TYLER FRASER/U.S. NAVY

Some Japan-based sailors told to move from barracks to make room for quarantining personnel

by Caitlin Doornbos
Stars and Stripes

YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan — Some sailors were ordered out of the barracks here and onto their assigned ships to make room for quarantined sailors as the base battles a coronavirus outbreak, a base spokesman confirmed Wednesday.

The goal is to “free up space to create separation from quarantined or restriction-of-movement sailors,” Randall Baucom told Stars and Stripes.

“Some barracks on base are being used to quarantine and isolate sailors that are being tested for or have tested positive for COVID-19,” he said, using the official name of the new coronavirus.

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