US Forces Japan commander declares public health emergency for Tokyo-area bases as virus cases surge

US Forces Japan commander declares public health emergency for Tokyo-area bases as virus cases surge

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YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan – The commander of U.S. Forces Japan has declared a public health emergency for U.S. military bases on the Kanto Plain in and around Tokyo.

The declaration, announced Monday afternoon, “ensures commanders possess the necessary authorities to enforce compliance health protection measures among military, civilians, and contractors who live and work on U.S. installations,” a USFJ statement said. The guidance will be in effect until at least May 5.

Lt. Gen. Kevin Schneider, USFJ commander, said in the statement that protecting the health and safety of everyone associated with USFJ is his No. 1 priority.

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