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France uses warship to evacuate critical coronavirus patients from Corsica

PARIS, March 20 (Reuters) - France’s Armed Forces Minister Florence Parly said on Friday that a warship would be used to evacuate critical coronavirus patients from Corsica island to mainland hospitals.

Parly also said on Twitter that use of warship was a decision made by President Emmanuel Macron. (Reporting by Tangi Salaun and John Irish; Writing by Matthieu Protard)