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Covid-19: Qatar donates to Italy additional medical aid

Article published by the newspaper The Peninsula on 13/04/2020: «Qatar medical aid shipment delivered to Italy»


Qatar National Agency

Doha: On the directives of the Amir HH Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani to send medical aid to the friendly Italian Republic in support of the efforts of Italian friends to confront and contain the outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), a shipment of aid and medical supplies was delivered to Italy on Monday.

The Qatar Fund for Development stated that this shipment of 29 tonnes of medical aid, which was delivered in cooperation with the air transport aircraft of the Amiri Air Force, is part of a total of 260 tonnes of aid to be delivered in 12 flights.

The medical assistance comes within the framework of the efforts of Qatar and its supportive stance towards brotherly and friendly countries to help them overcome this crisis, and it comes from joint international responsibility in combating the spread of this epidemic, which represents a common threat to the whole world.

Starting from April 8, 2020, Qatar has launched a medical air bridge to transport urgent medical aid to Italy and on transport aircraft C-17 of the Amiri Air Force, Qatar has delivered two field hospitals, equipment and medical supplies to Italy.

The area of the first field hospital is about 5,200 square meters, and the second hospital is about 4,000 square meters, with a capacity of 1,000 beds for both hospitals.