France sends 'medical fast train' to relocate the sick from badly-hit area in 'European first'

A special "medicalised TGV" fast train evacuates 20 patients with coronavirus from eastern France on Wednesday to other less affected regions of France in what the government said was a "first in Europe".

The TGV, which left from Paris yesterday morning for Strasbourg and Mulhouse, transported four patients per coach with a medical team including an anaesthetist-reanimator, an intern, a nurse anaesthetist and three nurses per carriage.

The train's restaurant car was turned into a medical operations centre with stretchers fixed to seats.

The patients were due to be taken to Nantes, Angers, Le Mans and La Roche-sur-Yon in the Loire.




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