ABC News reports:
The Pentagon will soon announce a new policy requiring face masks for military personnel, Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Sunday on ABC This Week. “We will have a directive coming up on that today,” Secretary of Defense Mark Esper told ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos. “Now we’re going to move towards face covering.”
Over 1,200 service members and Department of Defense civilians have tested positive for coronavirus.
“We want to take every measure to protect our troops … (while) making sure we can conduct our national security missions. And to do that we can’t always do the 6 feet distancing whether you’re an attack submarine, a bomber, in a tank so we have to take other measures,” Esper said.
Pressed on whether it was appropriate to fire Navy ship captain over leaked letter, Sec. of Defense Mark Esper tells @gstephanopoulos he supports the decision: “It’s an issue of trust and confidence in the captain of the ship.” https://t.co/yUreMWbwos pic.twitter.com/osqGmHZ0tA
— This Week (@ThisWeekABC) April 5, 2020