Russia sends experts, equipment to virus-hit Italy

Source: Xinhua| 2020-03-23 21:27:34|Editor: huaxia

MOSCOW, March 23 (Xinhua) -- Russia has sent about 100 experts and diagnostics and disinfection equipment on nine military aircraft to Italy to help fight the coronavirus.

The medical help includes leading virology and epidemiology experts along with modern equipment for diagnosis and disinfection, the Russian defence ministry said in a statement.

The aircraft landed at Pratica di Mare Air Base, some 30 km southwest of Rome, it said.

The aid is part of an agreement reached on Saturday during a phone conversation between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte.