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Commandant: Coast Guard’s Role in Response to Coronavirus Likely to Increase

The head of the Coast Guard talked about the service’s involvement in the response to the coronavirus outbreak and whether it would follow the Marine Corps‘ lead in banning the confederate flag at its installations, during a wide-ranging discussion with Jeanne Meserve, former CNN Homeland Security correspondent.

Each month, 4,000 vessels come into American ports, and with confirmed cases of the coronavirus in the U.S., the Coast Guard is “scrubbing the lists of crew members to understand where their last ports were, where they may have had some contact,” Adm. Karl L. Schultz said Wednesday night.

A cruise ship headed to Ensenada, Mexico, that returned to California on Wednesday and was being held off the San Francisco coast following the death of a 71-year-old passenger, is “very much of high interest,” he said.

Read more at Military.com

https://www.hstoday.us/subject-matter-areas/transportation/covid-19-what-you-need-to-know-about-the-global-coronavirus-outbreak/

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