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Russian navy planes carrying medics and tools fly to devastated Italy to assist fight Covid-19 pandemic (VIDEO)

Russian military planes carrying medics and equipment fly to devastated Italy to help combat Covid-19 pandemic (VIDEO)


4 of the 9 navy transport planes ready by Russia to ship assist to Italy in its determined struggle in opposition to the Covid-19 an infection have departed an air base close to Moscow.

The Ilyushin Il-76 planes are heading to the Pratica di Mare Air Base of the Italian Air Forces close to Rome, the Russian Protection Ministry reported. The planes are carrying Russian navy medics and specialists in infectious illnesses, in addition to tools needed for diagnostics and disinfection of the lethal coronavirus.

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Earlier, the ministry ready 9 transport planes on the Chkalovskiy base close to Moscow, flying a few of them in a single day from different elements of Russia, to airlift emergency assist to the coronavirus-stricken European nation. The deployment was ordered by President Vladimir Putin after a telephone name with Italy’s Prime Minister  Giuseppe Conte on Saturday.

Italy has surpassed China because the nation hit worst by the Covid-19 pandemic because the dying toll there reached 4,825 on Sunday. Worldwide, the virus has claimed over 13,000 lives.

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