Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation
The governor of the Italian region, Lombardy Attilio Fontana, thanked Russia for its assistance in the fight against coronavirus and criticized those involved in political speculation on this topic.
“We need to abandon political controversy. I say thanks to Russia for referring doctors and other staff. There is always someone, jackals who speculate on these topics, ”Fontana said during a video bridge with journalists of the Foreign Press Association, TASS quoted him as saying.
Earlier critical publications appeared in the Italian media, in which the assistance sent by Russia to fight the coronavirus in Bergamo was called useless.
As Rambler reported, on March 24, 15 Il-76 aircraft arrived from Russia to Italy with virologists, specialists in the diagnosis of coronavirus, mechanical ventilation devices and protective equipment.
Italy ranks second in the world after China in the number of cases of infection with a new coronavirus. In terms of the number of victims, Italy is already ahead of China. Since the start of the epidemic, more than 74 thousand cases of infection have been registered in the country. As of March 25, more than 57.5 thousand Italians were infected with the coronavirus – 9362 people recovered, 7503 died.
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