The US naval base in Yokosuka, Japan, went into lockdown for 48 hours starting Friday night local time after two sailors tested positive for the novel coronavirus, according to a statement.
Commanding officer Captain Rich Jarrett announced a measure of a modified “shelter in place,” ceasing all non-essential services and limiting movement on and off the installation.
Non-emergency base services are closed, except the commissary, a mini mart, and some food outlets. Transit on and off the base has been restricted to movement to and from appointed place of duty only or other mission-related tasks.
Jarrett said at a media briefing that the decision will be reviewed after 48 hours.