House of the seventh Fleet in Japan eases coronavirus threat degree and a few restrictions
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TOKYO — The commander of the most important U.S. naval base in Japan lowered the set up’s health-alert degree Monday and lifted some journey and exercise restrictions on its personnel.
Yokosuka Naval Base moved to a “reasonable” threat of coronavirus infections spreading, or Well being Safety Situation-Bravo, based on an order by Capt. Wealthy Jarrett. The bottom had been at the next, “substantial” threat since Aug. 10.
Beginning Monday, anybody related to the naval base, which is dwelling to the Navy’s seventh Fleet, could journey on mass transit inside a permitted space. Jarrett has restricted off-base journey to Kanagawa prefecture, apart from the cities of Yokohama and Kawasaki.
The restrictions apply to service members and civilians, together with Protection Division workers and relations.
Jarrett’s order additionally permits in a single day stays in off-base resorts, visits to off-base barber retailers and sweetness salons and journeys to different U.S. army installations. The restrict on the variety of folks permitted at gatherings has been elevated to 10 or two households collectively.
Nonetheless prohibited are eating indoors at off-base eating places and journeys to seashores, bars, golf equipment and Chu-Hai stands. Different off-limit websites are listed within the order.
Yokosuka, about 35 miles south of central Tokyo, final reported a brand new coronavirus an infection on Friday.
The most recent affected person is a latest arrival who examined constructive whereas nonetheless within the obligatory 14-day quarantine interval. That individual stays in isolation, based on the bottom.
One other 9 folks had been cleared by testing in quarantine, leaving 11 lively circumstances remaining at Yokosuka on Friday.
The bottom — among the many U.S. army installations in Japan hit hardest by the coronavirus — spent a number of months on a digital lockdown to stop the sickness from spreading to ships of the seventh Fleet.