BERLIN: Germany’s army will ship medical employees and gear to Portugal, the place area in hospital intensive care items is working out after a surge in coronavirus infections, the defence ministry in Berlin mentioned on Sunday.
Portugal, which mentioned on Saturday that solely seven of 850 ICU beds arrange for COVID-19 instances on its mainland had been vacant, had requested the German authorities for assist.
“We will assist Portugal with medical employees and gear,” a defence ministry spokesman advised Reuters, including that particulars had been anticipated to be introduced early this week.
Portugal, which has reported 12,179 COVID-19 deaths and 711,018 instances, has the world’s highest seven-day rolling common of instances and deaths per capita, in keeping with knowledge tracker http://www.ourworldindata.org
German journal Spiegel mentioned the army deliberate to ship 27 medical doctors and paramedics to Portugal who had been initially supposed to stay there for 3 weeks, in addition to stationary and cellular ventilators and area beds for sufferers.
Responding to that report, the defence ministry spokesman mentioned he couldn’t instantly present any particulars.
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