Macron Announces Military Operation To Support Population Amid COVID-19 Epidemic
PARIS (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 26th March, 2020) French President Emmanuel Macron has announced the launch of military operation Resilience in order to support the population during the coronavirus epidemic.
"At the suggestion of the defense minister and the head of the General Staff, I decided to launch Operation Resilience," Macron said during a visit to a military hospital in Mulhouse in eastern France.
This operation will "be fully aimed at helping and supporting the population, and will also support public services in the fight against the coronavirus epidemic," he said.
A Mistral helicopter carrier will be deployed immediately to the south of the Indian Ocean, while the Dixmude helicopter carrier will be deployed in the region of French Antilles-Guiana from the beginning of April to support the country's overseas territories.