Coronavirus: Qatar sends Italy 2 field hospitals

For phase 2 with special facilities

08 April, 16:04

    (ANSAmed) - ROME, APRIL 8 - One of the five flights from Qatar with medical aid to Italy landed Wednesday morning at the Pratica di Mare air force base south of Rome. Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio welcomed the plane at the base. Another plane landed in Veneto.

    Both planes will bring another load to Italy and then another one will arrive on Friday. The flights from Qatar brought two filed hospitals with a 500-bed capacity.

    Di Maio noted that ''this material is important for the government's second phase (of efforts to fight the spread of COVID-19, Ed.), which has been under discussion since this morning. It will make it possible for us to build special hospitals for COVID-19 in the regions or at least will enable is to free up COVID-19 hospitals.'' (ANSAmed).

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