Germany: Military put on standby to help Germany face COVID-19

German Federal Minister of Defence Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer announced that the German armed forces have been put on standby should they be needed to help deal with the coronavirus crisis in Germany. She made the comments at a press conference in Berlin on Thursday. «We are ready to ensure that when the persistence of the civilian forces reaches a limit, the army, in particular, will be... Еще available with replacements,» said Kramp-Karrenbauer. «The possibility for the armed forces to assist in this particular case can only be a process conducted in precise circumstances and also through the corresponding authorities and only under strict protocol,» she added. Kramp-Karrenbauer said that a deployment of the military could include ensuring security for critical infrastructure like electricity and water plants.

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