The US and South Korea may scale back training over coronavirus fears

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. and South Korean military are considering scaling back command post training due to heightened concerns about the coronavirus, the defense ministers of both countries said on Monday.

“I’m sure that we will remain fully ready to deal with any threats that we will face together,” U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper told a news conference, standing alongside his South Korean counterpart at the Pentagon.

(Reporting by Phil Stewart; Editing by Chris Reese)