Germany starts airlifting patients as pandemic cases continue to rise

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The German air force is to start transferring Covid-19 patients on Friday from regions where hospitals are struggling to cope with coronavirus pandemic cases to other regions, as cases continued to rise across the country. A Luftwaffe Airbus A310 MedEvac, with capacity for six patients, is to take off from Memmingen airport in Bavaria shortly after midday to transfer patients to the north in the state of North Rhine Westphalia. The aircraft is one of two the Luftwaffe announced were on standby on Thursday. The other is a surveillance aircraft with capacity for two. Intensive care units at hosp…

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