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Italy: Chinese medical personnel arrives in Lombardy to help combat COVID-19 pandemic

W/S Arrival of Chinese delegation, Malpensa Airport, Milan
W/S Cars with Chinese doctors and Italian officials
W/S Emergency vehicle
W/S Chinese delegates walking with Italian officials
SOT, Fabrizio Sala, Vice-President of Lombardy region (Italian): "We want to thank this first group that has arrived here in Italy. There are 10 operators that brought over 400 000 protective masks with them and many other devices from the most basic ones like glasses to the more sophisticated ones like respirators and fans. We want to thank China for this important and concrete help. This is the beginning of a humanitarian bridge."
W/S Fabrizio Sala makes elbow bump with member of Chinese delegation
M/S Chinese medical personnel
W/S Chinese doctors posing for picture with Italian officials with banner reading: "Anti-epidemic Medical Expert Team from China to Italy"
W/S Chinese delegation
SOT, Doctor's interpreter (Italian): "Compared to the epicenter in China in the city of Wuhan, the severity level is more or less the same [in Italy] as that of Wuhan".
M/S Chinese medical personnel
SOT, Fabrizio Sala, Vice-President of Lombardy region (Italian): "If they [China] compare the data that they have based on their experience and all the data that we have given them at the territorial level with everything we've done then an analysis will be made possible tomorrow. We will do the analysis of the current situation in Italy."
W/S Chinese medical personnel leaving airport
W/S Chinese medical personnel waving goodbye
W/S Airport
SCRIPT
Chinese medical personnel arrived in Milan on Wednesday to assist in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.
"We want to thank this first group that has arrived here in Italy. There are 10 operators that brought over 400,000 protective masks with them and many other devices from the most basic ones like glasses to the more sophisticated ones like respirators and fans," said Fabrizio Sala, Vice-President of the Lombardy region who welcomed the team upon arrival.
A total of 300 Chinese medical experts are reportedly expected to arrive in Italy as the country remains the hardest-hit European state by the pandemic.
According to the latest data released by the World Health Organisation, Italy has registered 31,506 coronavirus cases so far with 2,503 deaths.