The United States and South Korea are likely to move forward with small-scale joint military exercises in August, according to a report released by the South Korean news agency.

The two countries' militaries have agreed to hold joint exercises involving small armies on both sides amid growing concerns over the 19-Kovid virus, MBC television reported on Friday.

But U.S. military spokesman Lee Peters told the Voice of America's Korean news agency that this week the military would not make any public comment on planned plans or training events aimed at keeping time off. Diplomacy works. Translated by: Pang Kong