Taiwan postpones Han Kuang military drills amid coronavirus fears

Exercises originally scheduled to begin next month pushed back to second half of 2020

Taiwan News
Date: 2020/03/03
By:Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

Archived photo of Han Kuang drills  (CNA photo)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The annual Han Kuang military drills originally scheduled for next month will be postponed until the second half of the year due to the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the Ministry of National Defense announced Tuesday (March 3).

The military claimed the delay does not create a precedent, as a similar situation occurred in 2003 when SARS led to the postponement of exercises from May to September, Yahoo reported. While the military did not reveal a precise timetable for this year’s event, a spokesman mentioned the second half of 2020 as the general date.    [FULL  STORY]

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