Russian military arrives in Bergamo to fight against coronavirus

US, WASHINGTON (ORDO NEWS) — Russian military experts arrived in Bergamo, which will house the Italian-Russian headquarters for the fight against coronavirus, according to the Russian Defense Ministry.

“A convoy of special equipment with military specialists of the Russian Defense Ministry arrived at the Orio al Serio airfield in Bergamo, where a joint Italian-Russian headquarters to fight against coronavirus infection will be deployed,” the report said.

The Russian military made a march from the Italian air force base “Pratique de Mare” (30 kilometers southwest of Rome ). The total length of the route was about 600 kilometers. As part of the convoy in Bergamo arrived a mobile complex of analysis and diagnostics, high-performance mobile disinfection equipment with a stock of disinfectants, special equipment to assist severe patients affected by coronavirus.

It is clarified that along the entire route Russian equipment was accompanied by cars of Italian carabinieri.

The march was completed by 22 units of Russian specialized automotive equipment as well as buses with military specialists, escort vehicles and technical support provided by the Italian side.

After clarifying the tasks, Russian specialists will begin measures to assist in the fight against coronavirus.

The World Health Organization on March 11 announced an outbreak of a new coronavirus infection COVID-19 with a pandemic. According to the latest WHO data, more than 414 thousand people are already infected in the world, over 18 thousand have died.


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