Resilience is the name of the new military operation which should help strengthen the fight against the Covid-19 epidemic. The President of the Republic, Emmanuel Macron, explained during an intervention Wednesday March 25 that the army would increase its aid to medical personnel. Two helicopter-carrying boats will therefore be rapidly deployed. The Mistral must go off the island of Reunion when the Diksmuide is stationed between the French Antilles and Guyana.
These ships will assist local medical corps. Each is equipped with a hospital on board. If these two boats are deployed overseas, it is because in these departments, the spread is also accelerating, often with less resources than in mainland France. “We are going to war but with weapons from 14-18 and with rusty cartridges”, ironically, bitter, a liberal nurse from Reunion.