Coronavirus: Federal Council decides to redeploy the army to support the health sector
5. November 2020 – In order to support the cantons in coping with the increasing number of hospitalisations and Covid-19 patients in intensive care, the Federal Council decided at its meeting on 4 November 2020 to renew the army's assistance service. It comprises a maximum of 2500 military personnel who can support hospitals either in the provision of care or in patient transport.
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