Measles cases still halting Afghan flights, Pentagon extends pause on evacuation for a week

All flights of Afghan evacuees into the United States have been halted for another seven days at the request of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, due to measles cases at three different U.S. bases, the Pentagon said Monday. Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said Monday that three cases of measles were diagnosed among Afghans arriving at Dulles International Airport in Virginia, one at Fort McCoy in Wisconsin and one at Fort Pickett in Virginia. The U.S. initially halted the U.S.-bound flights on Friday when the measles cases were first discovered.


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