Coronavirus: Qatar sends Italy two field hospitals

Qatar will send two field hospitals to Italy, the world’s hardest hit country by the novel coronavirus outbreak, joining thus a string of countries, including China, Cuba and Turkey that have been helping Italy to address the outbreak.

The medical aid will support the European country in its efforts to combat the coronavirus epidemic, Qatari news agency QNA said on Twitter.

The agency indicated that two Qatari military aircraft will land in the European country on Wednesday and two others on Thursday.

The two field hospitals, with a 1,000-bed capacity each, will be fully equipped with modern technology to treat COVID-19 infected patients, QNA added.

Italy has recorded 139,422 coronavirus cases and over 17,660 fatalities.

Qatar is also hit by the novel illness, recording 2,210 cases and 6 deaths.

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