If hos­pi­tal­ized, mil­i­tary re­cruits face new rules

The State - - Nation -

The De­fense Depart­ment has be­gun bar­ring the en­list­ment of wouldbe mil­i­tary re­cruits who have been hos­pi­tal­ized for the coro­n­avirus, un­less they get a spe­cial med­i­cal waiver.

Un­der a Pen­tagon memo signed Wed­nes­day, ap­pli­cants who have tested pos­i­tive for the virus but did not re­quire hos­pi­tal­iza­tion will be al­lowed to en­list 28 days af­ter di­ag­no­sis, as long as all health and other re­quire­ments are met.

The As­so­ci­ated Press ob­tained a copy of the guide­lines, which say that peo­ple who were hos­pi­tal­ized may have longert­erm phys­i­cal lim­i­ta­tions.

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