25 March 2020 – Armed Forces receive 5,000 candidacies from volunteers to help respond to Covid-19

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Type of Intervention: Healthcare and public health capacity
Sectors Involved: Increase healthcare workforce
Level of Jurisdiction: National
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Overview: The Armed Forces have so far received 5,000 candidacies from volunteers to help respond to the Covid-19 pandemic, according to the government’s National Defense area. he appeal was addressed to doctors, pharmacists, nurses, psychologists, auxiliary medical technicians, among other health professionals, but also to volunteers with other backgrounds for “other support functions”.
Full details here: https://www.portugal.gov.pt/pt/gc22/comunicacao/noticia?i=forcas-armadas-receberam-5-mil-candidaturas-de-voluntarios-para-responder-ao-covid-19