Thai army suspends US training plans after soldiers test positive for COVID-19

Thai army suspends US training plans after soldiers test positive for COVID-19

Thailand has suspended plans for its army to undertake joint training with the US military after nine Thai soldiers tested positive for coronavirus upon returning from Hawaii, the defence ministry said.

The infected soldiers were among 151 officers who had returned from training with US soldiers in July, the Thai Army said.

“The army has suspended all plans to bring forces abroad until the situation improves,” said defence ministry spokesman Kongcheep Tantawanich. Thailand had no plans for joint training with other countries but the United States, he said.

Thailand has reported 3,317 cases and 58 deaths.

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