First Russian military planes with medics & supplies land in coronavirus-hit Italy

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Read: 628     11:01     23 March 2020    

Three Russian Ilyushin Il-76 military transport planes carrying medical supplies and experts to help Italy battle its devastating Covid-19 crsis landed at the Italian air force base Praktik de Mare, on Sunday.


The aircraft brought medics and specialists in infectious diseases from Russia, as well as equipment necessary for diagnostics and disinfection. 

The team will immediately begin their work once the Italian side clarifies areas of deployment, the Russian Defense Ministry reported.

In total, Moscow prepared nine cargo planes with emergency aid. The deployment was ordered by President Vladimir Putin after a phone call with Italy's Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte on Saturday.

The death toll in the coronavirus outbreak plaguing Italy reached 5,476 on Sunday, with a chilling 651 more casualties, while the total number of diagnosed cases is nearing 60,000, according to the latest figures from health authorities.

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First Russian military planes with medics & supplies land in coronavirus-hit Italy

2020/03/1584918891.jpg
Read: 629     11:01     23 March 2020    

Three Russian Ilyushin Il-76 military transport planes carrying medical supplies and experts to help Italy battle its devastating Covid-19 crsis landed at the Italian air force base Praktik de Mare, on Sunday.


The aircraft brought medics and specialists in infectious diseases from Russia, as well as equipment necessary for diagnostics and disinfection. 

The team will immediately begin their work once the Italian side clarifies areas of deployment, the Russian Defense Ministry reported.

In total, Moscow prepared nine cargo planes with emergency aid. The deployment was ordered by President Vladimir Putin after a phone call with Italy's Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte on Saturday.

The death toll in the coronavirus outbreak plaguing Italy reached 5,476 on Sunday, with a chilling 651 more casualties, while the total number of diagnosed cases is nearing 60,000, according to the latest figures from health authorities.

RT



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