DC National Guard troops test positive for coronavirus after being deployed to George Floyd protests – The Sun

DC National Guard troops have tested positive for coronavirus after being deployed to the George Floyd protests.

A spokeswoman confirmed to McClatchy on Tuesday that numerous service members have tested positive for COVID-19.

"We can confirm that we have had COVID-19 positive tests with the DCNG," said DC National Guard spokeswoman Air Force Lt. Col. Brooke Davis told the outlet.

"The safety and security of our personnel is always a concern, especially in light of the COVID-19 era."

Davis did not tell the outlet how many soldiers have tested positive.

The members were part of 1,300 DC National Guard troops that were called to help officers respond to rioting last month.

On Sunday, President Donald Trump ordered the National Guard to begin withdrawing from Washington DC now that protests are "under perfect control."

"I have just given an order for our National Guard to start the process of withdrawing from Washington, D.C., now that everything is under perfect control," Trump tweeted.

"They will be going home, but can quickly return, if needed. Far fewer protesters showed up last night than anticipated!"

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