Macron launches army Operation Resilience to support fight against #coronavirus
22:30, Thursday, 26 March, 2020
Addressing a news conference from the coronavirus-wracked eastern French city of Mulhouse, where a military field hospital has been set up by the army, Macron promised comprehensive short- and long-term policy measures to tackle the crisis.
As part of the new Operation Resilience, the army will be deployed to help with logistics and medical support. France is also deploying helicopter carriers to help transport patients in overseas French territories in the Caribbean, South America and the Indian Ocean, Macron announced.
This new operation "will be entirely devoted to aid and support for the population, as well as support for public services to deal with the epidemic”, said Macron.