The Pentagon on Thursday introduced that the US army would now not bar individuals who had been hospitalized with COVID-19 from serving in its ranks.
Defense Department personnel head Matthew Donovan stated he had “rescinded” guidelines on the matter, which the army had put in place in early May out of concern over long-term respiratory injury from the illness.
“There was some interim and draft guidance… that I rescinded,” Donovan informed reporters throughout a press convention.
He famous that the revision was only one half of a bigger replace and that well being professionals could be trying into additional suggestions.
However if a brand new recruit has not but totally recovered from COVID-19 or remains to be affected by ongoing unintended effects, she or he could not be capable of be part of the armed forces instantly.
Each department of the army is ready to problem waivers in regards to the matter.
The US army has suffered a complete of 5,888 COVID-19 circumstances as of Thursday, 129 of which needed to be hospitalized and two of which have died.
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