On 31 March 2020, two EUFOR members were repatriated by helicopter to their home country for medical reasons. One soldier had a confirmed case of COVID-19 and one soldier was suspected to be infected with the virus. The flight was a preventative measure organised between EUFOR and the troop contributing country.
Both soldiers had displayed only mild symptoms and left the base in good condition. They have not required intensive care treatment at any time. The soldiers, accompanying medical personnel and aircrew were all dressed in protective equipment as a preventative measure to avoid infection of the helicopter crew and spreading of the virus.
COMEUFOR, Major General Reinhard Trischak, was in attendance to wish the soldiers well and a speedy recovery, ensuring to maintain a suitable distance.