Portugal's public health system is on the brink of collapse. Doctors and nurses have flooded in from Germany, Luxembourg and France to help keep it going amid rampant COVID-19 infections.
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German army doctors were welcomed with open arms in Portugal when they recently came to help fight the pandemic. But the fact that they are working in a clinic owned by a Chinese conglomerate has drawn criticism.
Portugal appealed for help after a severe rise in COVID cases overwhelmed its hospitals. Germany is one of three countries sending assistance.
Overcrowded intensive care units, triage tents outside clinics, skyrocketing death rates — Portugal is getting crushed by the third wave of the coronavirus. Now, even the German army has been called upon to help.
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