The Pentagon Lifted The Ban On Conscription Of Those Who Recovered From The Coronavirus
The Ministry noted that the cancellation of the decree is due to the difficulty in interpreting the reason for hospitalization.
The US Department of Defense lifted the ban on conscription of Americans who were discharged from hospitals after suffering from a disease caused by a coronavirus. This, as reported by the Stars and Stripes newspaper on Thursday, was stated by the Deputy head of the Pentagon for personnel issues, Matthew Donovan.
"I canceled it," Donovan said, referring to the May 6 decree suspending enlistment of recruits who were hospitalized due to coronavirus infection. He also clarified that the cancellation of the decree is due to the difficulty in interpreting the reason for hospitalization, so people who were admitted to the hospital with severe complications will still be able to claim a deferral from service.
"The concept of 'hospitalization' can be used in cases where a doctor leaves a patient overnight [in a hospital] for observation, or when the patient is in a medically induced coma for three weeks," Donovan explained. "Therefore, each case should be considered on an individual basis."
Donovan added that the ban on conscription of citizens who have symptoms of coronavirus or test positive for it remains.
According to the Johns Hopkins University, which conducts calculations based on data from Federal and local authorities, more than 1.56 million cases of coronavirus infection were recorded in the United States, and more than 93 thousand people died.