The British army has suffered a setback amid the ongoing tension with Russia in the Mediterranean Sea and the Black Sea. Britain’s Chief of Army Staff General Sir Nick Carter has been found to be Corona positive. After which Defense Minister Ben Wallace and many top military chiefs have become quarantined. on such a delicate occasion british army There has been a panic due to the top leadership being hit by Corona. A few days ago, the Russian Navy had driven down the British warship HMS Defender. The Russian Navy is also currently conducting maneuvers at a distance of 30 km from the British aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth.
All military officers will be quarantined for 10 days
On behalf of the National Health Service (NHS) Test and Trace App, Cabinet Ministers and the Head of the Royal Navy, Royal Air Force and Strategic Command have been asked to stay at home for a period of 10 days after coming in contact with Sir Nick . Sir Nick’s subordinate and head of the British Army, General Sir Mark Carlton-Smith, also spent the weekend in isolation awaiting the results of the PCR test, The Daily Telegraph reported. He had attended a meeting though maintained physical distance from the commander.
Many people including the Defense Minister were quarantined
A Defense Ministry spokesman said that the Chief of Defense Staff was found infected during routine COVID-19 checks. The spokesperson said, “The people present in the meeting of seniors with him last week are in self-isolation as per government guidelines, including the Defense Minister. During the isolation of the commander, the operation of military activities will be done in a digital way.
British CDS found infected the day after the meeting
The meeting being discussed was held by Sir Nick on Thursday at the Defense Academy in Shrivenham, Oxfordshire. This included Ben Wallace, Vice-President of the Defense Staff, Admiral Sir Tim Fraser and Sir Mark, among other senior officials. It is being told that social distance was fully followed in this meeting, but some people still came in contact with Sir Nick. Sir Nick was found infected the very next day after the meeting. He also appeared at the Chalke Valley History Festival on Friday after the meeting.
Russia is provoking Britain in the Mediterranean
The Russian Navy is conducting naval exercises in the Mediterranean Sea just 30 km from the deployment site of British aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth. In this, Russian warships, fighter aircraft, submarines are taking part. Britain fears that under the guise of maneuvers, Russian Navy fighter jets could harass its only aircraft carrier stationed 30 kilometers away. This is the reason why Britain has also kept its fighter planes on high alert.
Russia has driven out the British warship in the Black Sea
Just a few days ago, Russia fired on the British warship HMS Defender in the Black Sea. Russia claimed that this British warship had entered its waters. At the same time, Britain said that its warship was in the waters of Ukraine. Indeed, since the occupation of Crimea, Russia has laid siege to the entire area.