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South Korea and US postpone military drills due to coronavirus

Annual exercise put on hold after 21 service members test positive for COVID-19

SEOUL (AP) -- The South Korean and U.S. militaries postponed their annual joint drills Thursday out of concerns over a viral epidemic that has infected soldiers in both countries' armed forces, put many troops in quarantine and closed base facilities.

Twenty South Korean soldiers and one American service member in South Korea have tested positive for the new coronavirus that has infected hundreds of people in the Asian country.

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