As of 14:00 on March 20, 12,612 new diagnoses have been made in France, with 450 deaths.

On March 20, the French Navy dispatched the Northwest Wind-Class Thunderbolt (L9014) amphibious assault ship to Corsica to transport patients with severe new crown pneumonia to an appropriate hospital for treatment.

The French Air Force also dispatched an Airbus A330 MRTT military tanker equipped with an intensive care system to the eastern city of Mulhouse to transfer six patients with new coronary pneumonia on the morning of the 18th.