Switzerland 2020 Ticino. Army and Coronavirus

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Switzerland. Canton Ticino. Locarno. Ospedale Regionale di Locarno La Carità. Due to the spread of the coronavirus (also called Covid-19), the Federal Council has categorised the situation in the country as “extraordinary”. The army was called upon to provide its troops in terms of medical assistance. The militia soldiers from medical troops were called by the Swiss army for the first time since World War II. Under the country's militia system, professional soldiers constitute a small part of the military and the rest are conscripts or volunteers aged 19 to 34 (in some cases up to 50).  All men and a woman, dressed with camouflage uniforms, walk inside the main entrance to the hospital.They all were a mask to protect themselves from the coronavirus ( also called Covid-19). A sign says that the entrance is clean from coronavirus and that all visitors have to were a mask. 20.11.2020 © 2020 Didier Ruef