NATO

Coronavirus Status Update

Sunday, March 22nd 2020

A staff member at NATO’s Allied Command Transformation has identified as “presumptive positive” on clinical grounds for the Coronavirus (COVID-19), marking the first potential case at the Command. The individual is in self-isolation. Personnel that were in close contact with the index case have been identified and notified and are in self-isolation. The individual’s work space and areas of Allied Command Transformation are not a risk to staff. The case has been reported to local U.S. military commands as well as public health authorities.

NATO Allied Command Transformation has taken every measure possible to protect the health of our military members, civilians and their families. As such, strict preventative measures are in place to decrease the potential exposure of staff to the virus. Our Command is operating on a distributed working structure and to the greatest extent possible the Command has minimized the number of personnel on site. All official travel by NATO Allied Command Transformation has been suspended. All community relations activities, incoming and outgoing visits and all events and conferences have been cancelled or postponed.

Allied Command Transformation plays a vital role in the security of Allied nations. Command personnel continue to work in an adapted way that reflects the current and evolving situation.

We ask members of the media to respect the privacy of the individual.

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