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Covid-19: Qatar donates to Italy two field hospitals

Article published by the newspaper The Gulf Times on 08/04/2020: «Amir directs to send medical aid to Italy»


His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani has directed sending medical aid to Italy to support the efforts of friends in that country to combat and contain the outbreak of the novel coronavirus epidemic (Covid-19).
The aid includes sending two Qatari Amiri Air Force aircraft loaded with two field hospitals, which are scheduled to arrive Wednesday.
The area of the first field hospital is about 5,200sq m, and the second hospital is about 4,000sq m, with a capacity of 1,000 beds for both hospitals. The hospitals are equipped with modern technical devices and equipment for the treatment of people with coronavirus.
Also the aid includes sending two additional military aircraft Thursday, as another part of the Qatari medical assistance that the Amir has directed to provide to the friendly Italian Republic.

Article published by the newspaper The Gulf Times on 08/04/2020: «Italian envoy thanks Qatar for medical aid»


Italian ambassador Alessandro Prunas, along with Italy’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Luigi Di Maio, has expressed gratitude to Qatar for sending medical assistance to Italy to support its efforts in the fight against Covid-19.

“I would like to join the Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Luigi Di Maio, in his expression of gratitude to the State of Qatar for its timely and generous donation of two field hospitals with a capacity of 500 beds each,” the envoy said in a statement Tuesday. “It is a tangible gesture of friendship between the Italian and Qatari people and a strong support for Italy’s efforts to fight the pandemic.”
He continued, “Moreover, this donation embodies the close bonds of co-operation between our armed forces. At a time when Italy and Qatar are co-operating in the context of so many joint training programmes ,we are moved to see that the Qatari Amiri Air Force will transport this donation to Italy and that our women and men of the armed forces will work together once again for the installation of the two field hospitals.”