Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, other top military leaders under quarantine after exposure

Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Mark Milley listens before a meeting with Secretary of Defense Mark Esper and Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz, at the Pentagon, on Sept. 22 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the joint chiefs of staff and other top military leaders are under quarantine after a senior Coast Guard official tested positive for the coronavirus, two U.S. officials said.

Gen. Mark Milley and the chiefs of the Army, Navy and Air Force have tested negative for the virus, but remain under quarantine as a precaution, said the officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss information not yet made public. The head of U.S. Cyber Command, Gen. Paul Nakasone, was also among those quarantined.

The officials

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Car chiefs meet German government to demand fossil-fuel subsidies

Calls are growing for buyers subsidies on internal-combustion-engine vehicles as well as electric and hybrid vehicles. Photo: Lennart Preiss/Getty Images
Calls are growing for buyers subsidies on internal-combustion-engine vehicles as well as electric and hybrid vehicles. Photo: Lennart Preiss/Getty Images

The heads of Germany’s powerful car companies and automotive suppliers are meeting on Tuesday evening with Angela Merkel’s government to discuss the shaky state of the car sector and what the government needs to do to shore it up in the wake of coronavirus slowdown and ongoing lack of global demand.

The topic of support, in the form of subsidies for fossil-fuel cars, is high on the agenda. The government decided against funding buyer premiums on petrol and diesel cars as part of their stimulus package earlier this year, instead opting to support the switch to greener mobility by increasing subsidies on electric and hybrid vehicles.

However, calls are growing for buyers subsidies on internal-combustion-engine (ICE) vehicles too, with many politicians saying it is essential in order to help industry

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