US military media day canceled after soldier tests positive for COVID-19 ({{contentCtrl.commentsTotal}})

MLRS-System
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A press day at the Estonian Defense Forces' (EDF) central polygon training area in Harju County has been canceled after a United States soldier reportedly tested positive for coronavirus.

The press day was scheduled for Monday and was to showcase a M270 Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) used by the 41st Field Artillery Brigade, in conjunction with the EDF and the NATO Enhanced Forward Presence (eFP) Battlegroup.

The soldier who tested positive is now in quarantine at the Tapa base, and 21 other soldiers from Estonia, the U.S. and the U.K. have been quarantined also as close contacts of the infected individual.

The MLRS firing exercise is still to go ahead, with stricter social distancing, personal protective equipment and hygiene requirements in place, and minus the invited media.

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