As virus cases rise, Navy limits sailors’ travel, activity

As virus cases rise, Navy limits sailors’ travel, activity
In this Monday, Sept. 10, 2018, photo released by the U.S. Navy, the guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze departs Naval Station Norfolk after the announcement of Hurricane Florence, in Norfolk, Va. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Justin Wolpert/U.S. Navy via AP) (Source: MC2 Justin Wolpert)

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — U.S. Navy bases and personnel in Virginia’s Hampton Roads region have been ordered to limit travel and other activities as coronavirus cases rise.

The Navy said in a statement Tuesday the order impacts the world’s largest Navy base in Norfolk and several other installations throughout the region.

Sailors' travel will be restricted to commuting from home to work, stopping only for essentials such as food, medicine and child care.

Dining inside restaurants is not allowed.

The Navy’s order follows one by Gov. Ralph Northam implementing new restrictions across Virginia.

They reduce the cap on gatherings to 25 people and prohibit alcohol sales at dining and drinking establishments after 10 p.m.

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