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Okinawan village requests more thorough anti-virus measures on U.S. bases

  • August 6, 2020
  • , Ryukyu Shimpo , p. 2
  • JMH Translation

HIGASHI VILLAGE — On Aug. 5, the Higashi Village Assembly (chairman: Mitsunori Minatogawa) held an extraordinary meeting in response to the spread of the new coronavirus on U.S. military bases. During the meeting, the assembly unanimously adopted a resolution and written request regarding the U.S. military, asking them to thoroughly implement anti-virus measures and promptly disclose information regarding coronavirus cases.


The resolution is addressed to the U.S. side, including the U.S. Ambassador to Japan, and the written request is addressed to the Japanese side, including Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.


Both documents request five items: the careful observation of the health condition of U.S. servicepersons and their family members who are transferred to Okinawa from outside the prefecture or overseas; strict quarantine/isolation of infected personnel inside the bases; and prompt administration of coronavirus tests on service members and employees in the Northern Training Area.

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