Story By: Gheorghi Caraseni, Sub Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Central European News
Russian military doctors have helped to save the lives of eight COVID-19 patients in an Italian hospital.
Russia has been sending medical aid and teams of virologists and other experts to Italy for several weeks, and military doctors in the northern Italian city of Bergamo have reportedly helped to save eight lives.
A Russian MoD spokesperson said: “Russian therapists, anaesthetists and epidemiologists, together with their Italian counterparts, cared for 31 COVID-19 patients in the Bergamo hospital and eight people have fully recovered and been discharged.”
According to the spokesperson, Russian experts also helped to disinfect medical centres in 55 locations in the northern Italian region of Lombardy.
They reportedly disinfected 50 buildings covering an interior area of 370,000 square meters (3,982,647 square feet) and 54,000 square metres (581,251 square feet) of paved roads.
Between 22nd and 25th March, 15 military aircraft flew from Russia to Italy with teams of virologists, epidemiologists, eight nursing groups, as well as equipment for diagnosis and disinfection.
According to the latest figures from the Johns Hopkins University, there have been 162,488 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Italy with 21,067 related deaths.
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