US Military Airlifts US Women’s Soccer Team Out Of Honduras
These football players finally have touched down in America.
A team of American female soccer players on Friday were airlifted from the U.S. military from Honduras, the area they’ve been stranded just following boundaries ended up shut to limit the spread of this coronavirus, CNN documented.
The 55-member American Soccer Gatherings squad experienced been quarantined in their paychecks in Tegucigalpa because of closing Sunday because of the dispersing COVID-19 pandemic. The team flew to Honduras on March 11 to get involved in the Americas Women’s Bowl, a soccer tournament involving groups from Mexico and Costa Rica which also incorporated the groups attaining charity function with neighborhood homeless shelters.
The amount of competition has been canceled really past weekend, however, Honduras officials closed its nation’s boundaries on March 15 for a minimal quantity of seven days, grounding all worldwide flights.
The American group has been hauled on two military flights allowed to depart Honduras on Friday, with roughly 50% the team departing Soto Cano Air Base to a US Air Drive C-17 into the U.S., according to with some assertion in US Southern Command provided to CNN.
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In accordance with CNN,” a huge number” of Americans are”still fighting to contact the US” out of Honduras. As of Saturday, Honduras experienced 24 cases and no deaths from COVID-19.