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Major emergency response exercise carried out in Geneva

National News // Nov. 11, 2019

A major exercise was carried out in Geneva over the weekend to test emergency response to a radiological or chemical attack.

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The test brought in emergency services from across Switzerland and France.

The fire service say they’ve identified several challenges – including making sure every one affected was decontaminated before leaving the scene, otherwise they may infect hospitals or their homes.

The exercise is one of several planned over the next few days – including a national alert which will mimic the country being hit by several terrorist attacks at the same time.

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