China sends third group of medical experts to Italy

2020-03-25 03:33:25 GMT2020-03-25 11:33:25(Beijing Time) Xinhua English

FUZHOU, March 25 (Xinhua) -- A team of 14 medical experts from eastern China's Fujian Province departed on a chartered flight to Italy on Wednesday morning to aid the European country's fight against the COVID-19 outbreak.

The team consists of experts from several hospitals and the center for disease control and prevention (CDC) of Fujian as well as an epidemiologist from the national CDC and a pulmonologist of Anhui Province.

The experts specialize in areas including respiratory, intensive care, infectious disease, hospital infection control, traditional Chinese medicine and nursing.

Their missions will include sharing experience in COVID-19 prevention and control with local hospitals and experts and providing treatment advice.

They will also provide disease prevention and control knowledge to Chinese communities and students in Italy, and offer them protective supplies and traditional Chinese medicines.

The experts will mainly work in the Tuscany region of Italy.