The Pentagon on Thursday introduced that the US navy would now not bar individuals who had been hospitalized with COVID-19 from serving in its ranks.
Protection Division personnel head Matthew Donovan mentioned he had “rescinded” guidelines on the matter, which the navy had put in place in early Could out of concern over long-term respiratory harm from the illness.
“There was some interim and draft steerage… that I rescinded,” Donovan advised reporters throughout a press convention.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 wanting into additional suggestions.
Nevertheless if a brand new recruit has not but absolutely recovered from COVID-19 or continues to be affected by ongoing unwanted effects, she or he might not be capable of be a part of the armed forces instantly.
Every department of the navy is ready to situation waivers regarding the matter.
The US navy has suffered a complete of 5,888 COVID-19 instances as of Thursday, 129 of which needed to be hospitalized and two of which have died.
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