US News Berlin provides soldiers for COVID-19 missions

13:00  21 october  2020
13:00  21 october  2020 Source:   dw.com

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Germany has assured NATO that it will support an emergency plan. 160 Bundeswehr specialists could be deployed abroad because of the pandemic.

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German soldiers could be sent to crisis missions in partner countries during the second wave of the corona pandemic. As a spokesman for the defense ministry of the German press agency confirmed, the federal government promised support within the framework of the NATO emergency plan "Allied Hand". If necessary, medical personnel, pioneers and experts from the troops would be assigned to defense against nuclear, biological and chemical hazards for missions abroad.

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These COVID - 19 offices have instituted the necessary protective measures and will ensure that patients with a suspected case of COVID - 19 can be seen and treated separately. Berlin ’s Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians (Kassenärztliche Vereinigung Berlin ) has information on where

It should be possible to send around 160 specialists in total. According to the ministry, other soldiers could support the respective deployment from Germany. The emergency plan should take effect, for example, if NATO countries or partner countries such as Ukraine, Georgia and Sweden request support due to COVID-19 because their health systems are threatened with collapse. This would require a resolution by the 30 NATO countries in the North Atlantic Council. According to information from alliance circles, four other allies besides Germany have firmly agreed to provide troops in such a case, including Great Britain and France. At the alliance headquarters it is hoped that other states will follow suit in the coming weeks.

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The NATO armed forces could also be used for patient transport or for setting up field hospitals. The "Allied Hand" operation plan is part of NATO preparations for a possible worsening of the pandemic. They also include building a trust fund and setting up medical equipment stores. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg announced almost two weeks ago that the small, less financially strong alliance of North Macedonia would be provided with 60 ventilators, and another 60 had been delivered to Albania.

Im Inland hilft die Bundeswehr bei der Nachverfolgung von Corona-Fällen - wie hier im Gesundheitsamt Dortmund © Bernd Thissen / dpa / picture-alliance Domestically, the Bundeswehr is helping to follow up corona cases - as here in the Dortmund Health Department

The Bundeswehr had already supported partners bilaterally during the first wave of the pandemic. The troop helped out overloaded clinics in Great Britain with mobile ventilators. In Germany, soldiers are currently supporting offices in tracking chains of infection. There were also assignments in connection with corona tests for travelers returning or the transport of medical material.

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