Measles delays the deportation of thousands of Afghans in America

Politico magazine reported that About 12,000 Afghans evacuated to the United States, will be delayed after the discovery of four measles cases among Afghans arriving in the United States.

Politico reported that the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has recommended that Afghans evacuated to US military bases be tested for measles, in detail at Ramstein Air Base in Germany and the Al Udeid air base in Qatar.

These developments will necessarily prolong the evacuation process for at least several weeks, until the cases of the four injured are traced, in an attempt to find out if any of the other evacuated Afghans have been infected.

A week ago, the commander of the US forces in Europe, General Todd Walters, said around 12,000 Afghans have been verified at Ramstein Air Base in western Germany.

He added that another 5,000 Afghans are currently in the “Rhein Ordnance” barracks in Kaiserslautern, near Ramstein, while about 4,300 are in US bases. in Italy and Spain.

Walters added that people are checked twice before continuing their trip to the United States, once upon arrival and another just before departure.

Asylum seekers such as former US Afghan collaborators and their families who leave their homeland out of fear of the Taliban are initially housed in tents and aircraft hangars in Ramstein or on military bases in the United States.

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