Some members of the Canadian Armed Forces deployed at Camp Adazi near the Latvian capital of Riga have tested positive for COVID-19.
On Jan 5, 2021, an unspecified number of Canadian military members tested positive for COVID-19 in Latvia. Defense Department spokesperson Daniel Le Bouthillier said, "The Canadian Armed Forces have some members deployed on Operation Reassurance in Latvia (who) have tested positive for COVID-19." He further said that the deployment of the soldiers in Latvia was only for six months. All infected members were in isolation, according to CTV News.
Canadian Armed Forces said that since March 2020, 732 members in the troop had tested positive for COVID-19. The virus infected the Canadian troops in Kuwait in December 2020, then the Latvia troops.
After implementing a rapid-testing facility in the Adazi camp, the outbreak was brought under control, and preventive measures have been taken to contain the virus from spreading further, said Latvia's ambassador to Canada.
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