Army Officials Cancel Bataan Memorial Death March Due To Covid-19
The annual Bataan Memorial Death March which was scheduled for March 15, has been cancelled in response to the
COVID-19 threat. U. S. Army officials released a statement saying in part:
"The Army is taking precautionary measures to protect the health of the force and the march's participants, and is following the recommendations from the Center for Disease Control to cancel gatherings of 250 participants or more
in locations where there is minimal to moderate threat of the virus spreading. The safety of our Soldiers, civilians, families and the march's participants is our top priority."
On Wednesday morning, New Mexico Govenor Michelle Lujan Grisham said a husband and wife in their 60s in Socorro County tested positive for Covid-19. A woman in her 70s in the Albuquerque area also tested positive for Covid-19. As of the publication of this article there are no confirmed cases of coronavirus in the El Paso/Las Cruces/Juarez area.
White Sands officials said that at this time, there are no known COVID-19 cases at White Sands Missile Range. They said the latest information from the CDC is the threat to public health and the risk of exposure to the virus remains low here. As is evidenced by the announcement of the three confirmed cases of coronavirus in Socorro County and Albuquerque, the situation with the coronavirus remains fluid. New cases could be confirmed at any time.
We will let you know if the Bataan Memorial Death March is rescheduled.