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Brig. Gen. Christopher Norrie, commander of the 7th Army Training Command in Grafenwoehr, Germany,  warned that those who violate coronavirus-related rules would face consequences, following official reports of an American employee of the Edelweiss Lodge and Resort violating a quarantine order and spreading the virus at local bars.<br>U.S. Army

Army launches probe as three coronavirus cases are connected to Edelweiss quarantine violation

Three of 56 active cases in the Garmisch-Partenkirchen district were traced directly to an Edelweiss Lodge and Resort employee’s night on the town after she was ordered into quarantine following a coronavirus test, district officials said.


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Army launches probe as three coronavirus cases are connected to Edelweiss quarantine violation

Three of 56 active cases in the Garmisch-Partenkirchen district were traced directly to an Edelweiss Lodge and Resort employee’s night on the town after she was ordered into quarantine following a coronavirus test, district officials said.


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