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Twins with coronavirus in South Korea transported to Watler Reed for medical treatment

Twin newborns medically evacuated from Osan Air Base, South Korea, and landed at Joint Base Andrews on Monday.

WASHINGTON — Two twin babies on Monday were transported from Osan Air Base, South Korea, to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center for advanced neonatal care because of complications with the COVID-19 coronavirus that both are suffering from. 

The C-17 Globemaster III landed in the evening at Joint Base Andrews, where military communications members captured the transport on video and through photos. 

Parker and Laine McFall were born February 17 at 30 weeks in Daegu’s Yeungnam Medical University Medical Center during the COVID-19 outbreak, according to the Department of Defense.

The twins were joined for the evacuation by their parents, U.S. Army Spc. Cody McFall and Pfc. Cheyenne Evans. Both soldiers were preemptively tested for the COVID-19 coronavirus and were placed in quarantine on March 10. They tested negative and are currently showing no symptoms, said officials.

Due to the severity of the babies' coronavirus issues, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center is reportedly the only facility currently able to help the infants’ specific needs.

You can see more images from the transportation that was coordinated between the Army and Air Force by clicking here

Credit: WUSA9
Twins with COVID-19 transported from Korea to Walter Reed for treatment.

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