Medical staff intubate a Covid-19 patient at the intensive care unit of the Les Abymes hospital in Pointe-a-Pitre on Guadeloupe. Photo: AFP Medical staff intubate a Covid-19 patient at the intensive care unit of the Les Abymes hospital in Pointe-a-Pitre on Guadeloupe. Photo: AFP
Medical staff intubate a Covid-19 patient at the intensive care unit of the Les Abymes hospital in Pointe-a-Pitre on Guadeloupe. Photo: AFP

France appeals for volunteers to help battle coronavirus in Caribbean territories

  • Health Minister Olivier Veran said the first medical staff would fly out on Tuesday to the overseas territories of Guadalupe and Martinique
  • Hospitals on the islands are buckling under pressure with intensive care bed occupancy on Martinique alone at 200 per cent of normal capacity

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Medical staff intubate a Covid-19 patient at the intensive care unit of the Les Abymes hospital in Pointe-a-Pitre on Guadeloupe. Photo: AFP Medical staff intubate a Covid-19 patient at the intensive care unit of the Les Abymes hospital in Pointe-a-Pitre on Guadeloupe. Photo: AFP
Medical staff intubate a Covid-19 patient at the intensive care unit of the Les Abymes hospital in Pointe-a-Pitre on Guadeloupe. Photo: AFP
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