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Frances new PM vows help for Covid 19-hit French Guiana

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As virus numbers soar in French Guiana, Frances new prime minister traveled Sunday to the South American territory and promised not to ignore its suffering.

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French Guiana, which borders Brazil, now accounts for about a quarter of new daily cases reported in all of France, though has less than 0.5% of the French population. More than a quarter of tests in French Guiana have been positive in recent weeks, according to public health agency statistics.

In an unusually long-distance trip just a week after he joined the French government, Prime Minister Jean Castex and other top officials visited a field hospital set up to help handle virus patients, a food distribution center and a virus crisis center.

Surplus patients flown to Martinique

“Our presence testifies to the support of the entire government: in this ordeal, we will not leave anyone on the side of the road,” Castex tweeted from the trip.

The government has sent in medics and the army has flown patients to the French Caribbean island of Martinique to relieve strapped French Guiana hospitals.

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