Chinese medical personnel arrived in Milan on Wednesday to assist in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.
“We want to thank this first group that has arrived here in Italy. There are 10 operators that brought over 400,000 protective masks with them and many other devices from the most basic ones like glasses to the more sophisticated ones like respirators and fans,” said Fabrizio Sala, Vice-President of the Lombardy region who welcomed the team upon arrival.
A total of 300 Chinese medical experts are reportedly expected to arrive in Italy as the country remains the hardest-hit European state by the pandemic.
According to the latest data released by the World Health Organisation, Italy has registered 31,506 coronavirus cases so far with 2,503 deaths.