China on Wednesday sent a medical expert team to Italy to help fight the epidemic and bring humanitarian relief supplies to support Italy in fighting against COVID-19.
The medical team of West China Hospital, Sichuan University (Photo: Sichuan Daily)
The expert group was led by a vice president of the Red Cross Society of China and an expert from the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Five other experts from Sichuan Province were also appointed to participate.
Italy reports 977 more COVID-19 cases, exceeding 10,000
Italy reported 977 more confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, bringing the total number to 10,149 in the country, according to the ministry of health.
A pedestrian wearing a face mask walks on a street in Rome, Italy, March 10, 2020. Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte announced late Monday that the whole of Italy will be placed under lockdown from Tuesday until April 3. [Photo/Xinhua]
A total of 631 deaths have been reported in Italy, and 1,004 people have recovered.
Italy extended quarantine to the entire country on Monday. All public gatherings, including sporting events and classes, will be halted till April 3.