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SDF dispatches nurses to Okinawa to deal with COVID-19 outbreak

  • August 19, 2020
  • , Mainichi, Sankei
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Mainichi and Sankei wrote that the Defense Ministry deployed some 20 SDF nurses to Okinawa on Tuesday, explaining that they will stay in the island prefecture through the end of this month to help local hospitals deal with a surge in the number of COVID-19 patients there. Their mission will only last until the GOJ and the prefectural government are able to build up the local hospital capacity to a level that can cope with the resurgence. Nikkei wrote that the National Governors’ Association has also decided to send to Okinawa a total of 10 nurses from five prefectures, including Tottori.

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