A NATO service member at Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada, USA, has tested positive for Coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the base announced in a statement.
This is the first confirmed case of Coronavirus infection at Nellis. The NATO service member was at the base for Exercise Red Flag 20-2.
According to the statement, the service member entered isolation at the time of symptom onset and will remain in isolation in accordance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) protocols. The service member has received medical treatment.
“We are following CDC guidance for personnel who had close contact with the affected individual”, the statement added.
Flight operations for Red Flag 20-2 had already concluded and participating personnel are in the process of returning to their home stations.
“Nellis AFB continues to work closely with our federal, state, and local health officials to ensure our detection and response efforts are coordinated. Nellis AFB leadership will constantly monitor the situation and provide additional information as it becomes available”, the base said.