China's expert team, medical supplies fly into Rome-Xinhua

China's expert team, medical supplies fly into Rome

Source: Xinhua

Editor: huaxia

2020-03-13 05:46:05

ROME, March 12 (Xinhua) -- A charter flight carrying a 9-member Chinese aid team, along with tonnes of medical supplies, arrived at Rome's Fiumicino Airport on Thursday night, in part of China's efforts to help Italy contain the novel coronavirus outbreak.

The Airbus A-350 wide body airliner, from China Eastern, landed around 22:30 local time at the cargo zone of the airport, greeted by a crowd of local experts from the Italian Red Cross and delegates from the Chinese Embassy to Italy.

The expert team departed Shanghai earlier in the day, taking with them intensive care and medical protective equipment.

The team was organized by the National Health Commission and the Red Cross Society of China. It is the third expert team sent abroad by Chinese authorities following previous teams sent to Iran and Iraq.


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