1,000 troops deploy to New York to aid in COVID-19 fight

Posted at 12:30 PM, Apr 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-05 19:03:36-04

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE — Colorado Springs based U.S. Northern Command confirmed Sunday that troops are deploying to New York City to aid in the fight against COVID-19.

Northern Command said in a release that a combined total of 1,000 Air Force and Navy medical providers will be deployed to the New York City area in the next 3 days.

Approximately 300 of these medical providers will work form the Javits Center and the rest will deploy to other locations to expand local medical capabilities, the release said.

President Donald Trump first announced during a White House briefing Saturday that his administration was planning to send 1,000 military personnel to New York, the state that has recently become the epicenter of the pandemic in the U.S.

No further information has been released.

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