French coronavirus patients will be moved to Germany as the country is struggling to cope

French coronavirus patients will be moved to Germany as the country is struggling to cope with a rising number of Covid-19 cases.

Hospitals in the German state of Baden-Wuerttemberg have offered to treat some critically ill patients from the neighboring Alsace region in France. At stake are the succession plans of Hamengku Buwono X, the first sultan of Yogyakarta to practise monogamy, who has five daughters but no sons.

The 73-year-old has made no official proclamation but has been rewriting centuries-old rules and titles to allow his oldest daughter to succeed him as the first female monarch in the 265-year dynasty. The governor of Lombardy, the worst-affected region which includes Bergamo, said doctors and nurses in the region’s hospitals were at their limits.

‘I’m worried about the possibility they could succumb physically and psychologically because if they were to succumb, it would really be a disaster,’ cemetery director Angeloni told Italian radio. 

North Korea has not reported any confirmed cases of the Covid-19 that was first detected in China late last year, though a top US military official said last week he is “fairly certain” there were infections in North Korea.

State media KCNA also said on Saturday that the North Korean leader Kim Jong Un guided an artillery fire competition between combined units of the North Korean army on Friday, displaying photos of him watching with high-ranking military officers, all unmasked. It was unclear whether Saturday’s launch was part of the drill.

While he has continued those attacks amid the surge of US and international cases, Mr Trump also credited China for having “worked very hard” to get its outbreak under control.

“China’s not a beneficiary here,” he said. “China has lost thousands, thousands of people. China has gone through hell over this.”