WASHINGTON: The United States Defense Department said on Sunday that the US military will provide accommodation for 1,000 people if they need to be quarantined because of the coronavirus.
According to the US defense department, in the wake of possible threats of coronavirus the US military will be made available till February 29, with several amenities of housing that accommodate more than 250 people.
Two US Air Force bases along with a Marine Corps air station in California and a training institute in Colorado will be offered if needed.
The US has declared a public health emergency and temporarily banned the entry of foreign nationals who have traveled to China over the past two weeks. Earlier, the United States imposed a mandatory 14-day quarantine on 195 Americans flown out of Wuhan.
More than 303 people have died and over 15,000 have been infected, while many foreign governments have evacuated their nationals. The virus has spread to more than two dozen nations, with eight cases confirmed in the US.