Under pressure, the Navy has dropped its ban on sailors attending indoor religious services off-base, so long as they wear face masks and maintain social distancing to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
US military coronavirus cases more than doubled in the last 3 weeks
The number of active-duty military personnel infected with the novel coronavirus has more than doubled in the last three weeks, according to new figures published by the Defense Department.As of Wednesday, 6,493 US service members had the virus, up from 2,807 on June 10. And in the last two weeks alone, the number of cases in the Air Force has almost doubled. On June 15, there were 700 reported cases, but by Monday that had jumped to 1,366.