Defense Secretary Esper Coronavirus News Conference

Defense Secretary Mark Esper held a briefing at the Pentagon on the military’s efforts in the coronavirus response. He talked about the… read more

Defense Secretary Mark Esper held a briefing at the Pentagon on the military’s efforts in the coronavirus response. He talked about the Army Corps of Engineers' work in setting up field hospitals as well as the Navy providing hospital ships to New York City and Seattle. Secretary Esper also said that more than 7,000 members of the National Guard were assisting in the response efforts, including helping at drive-through testing sites and with food delivery and assisting states plan and coordinate their local response. He also said that 133 military personnel had contracted the virus, and that if the pandemic continues with the scale and scope at which some experts have predicted, it could have some impact on readiness. close

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Defense Secretary Esper Coronavirus News Conference

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Program ID:
470608-1
Category:
News Conference
Format:
News Conference
Location:
Arlington, Virginia, United States
First Aired:
Mar 23, 2020 | 12:58pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
Last Aired:
Mar 24, 2020 | 4:14am EDT | C-SPAN 1

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  • Mar 23, 2020 | 12:58pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Mar 24, 2020 | 4:14am EDT | C-SPAN 1
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