Transcript for US military bases in Japan face COVID-19 outbreak
Well, as global cases of coronavirus pass 13 million, the world health organization is issuing a new warning saying too many countries are heading in the wrong direction. This as some U.S. Military bases in Japan face outbreaks and Hong Kong tightens restrictions as another wave of the virus hits there. Our senior foreign correspondent Ian Pannell has the latest. Good morning, Ian. Reporter: Yeah, good morning, robin. That's right. More than 100 cases reported amongst U.S. Servicemen stationed on okinawa so several American bases are on lockdown with almost no one allowed off. They had seen just 148 cases since the pandemic began. The local governor unhappy calling this outbreak extremely regrettable saying he has strong doubts that the U.S. Military has been taking adequate prevention measures. Meanwhile, Hong Kong as you say which has had relatively few cases now reporting more than 200 new cases in the last week. That is the most since last March. The government jumping into action putting back into place strict social distancing measures and, remember, the fanfare over the re-opening of Hong Kong disneyland only just re-opened last month now temporarily that will close again from tonight. Amy. All right, Ian Pannell, thank you.
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