A state of emergency declared at a US military base in Djibouti

Emergency situation in connection with the coronavirus announced at the American military base in Djibouti, said in a statement on Thursday, the message of the US Africa command.

"major General Michael Turello, commander of the joint forces in the horn of Africa 23 April 2020 declared a state of emergency in the health sector over American personnel under his command in the area of the base in Djibouti in response to the pandemic COVID-19", – stated in the message.

World health organization March 11 announced the outbreak of a new coronavirus infection COVID-19 pandemic. According to the latest who data, there have been recorded more than 2.5 million cases of infection, over 175 thousand people died.