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MOD to call up 50 SDF reservists to combat pneumonia outbreak

  • February 14, 2020
  • , Yomiuri , p. 33
  • JMH Translation

On Feb. 13, the Ministry of Defense (MOD) announced it will call up a maximum of 50 Self-Defense Forces reservists who are qualified doctors and nurses to combat the outbreak of the new pneumonia. Minister of Defense Taro Kono issued a “disaster dispatch order” that same day.


The MOD is currently deploying a total of nine doctors and nurses to three facilities that are temporarily housing people who have returned from China on government-chartered planes to check their medical condition and provide medical guidance.


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