Coronavirus emergency: a delegation of Chinese doctors arrived to help
The delegation of 12 Chinese experts who will support Lombardy in tackling the Coronavirus emergency landed on the afternoon of 18 March at Milan Malpensa airport. On the charter flight of China Eastern Airlines, there were also 17 tons of new health aids, including medicines, chemical reagents for tests, protective devices, automatic respirators and monitors for intensive care.
The Chinese team is made up of seven doctors, three nurses and two officials from various hospitals and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention from Zhejiang Province. "In Italy the medical level is advanced. In China, the situation of the infections is contained and under control and we thank Italy for the help it gave us. Now we come to help you fight this battle against the virus." explained the Head of Delegation Qiu Yunqing to SkyTg24 microphones. In the hands of the Chinese experts the banner: "We are waves of the same sea, leaves of the same tree, flowers of the same garden".
The Lombardy Region told reporters that more than 400,000 masks, 5,000 white coats, as well as gloves, protective glasses, monitors, disinfectants and much more, have arrived from China, as well. "They brought us, in addition to the masks, ventilation equipment that is vital for us. We work day and night and make an appeal to the whole world every day: we need this equipment and these people. We thank China that it immediately replied", underlined the deputy governor Fabrizio Sala, who welcomed the delegation at the airport with the regional undersecretary Alan Rizzi.
The Chinese group of experts in Sars and Covid will stay in Lombardy for at least two weeks.