French military to join virus fight as France toll grows

A French soldier carrying medical gear during the setting up of an intensive care unit at a military field hospital at the Emile Muller Hospital in Mulhouse, France, March 24. The French military has been deployed to aid public services as the Covid-19 outbreak worsens in France. – EPA pic, March 26, 2020.

THE French military will support public services strained by the coronavirus epidemic, President Emmanuel Macron has said, as the country’s death toll topped 1,300.

France like other nations has already imposed a nationwide ban on non-essential movement and closed schools and restaurants in a bid to stop the spread of the pandemic.

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