06:01 GMT23 September 2020
Listen Live
    Europe
    Get short URL
    Novel Coronavirus: Number of COVID-19 Infections Exceeds 1.5 Mln Globally (87)
    2210
    Subscribe

    BERGAMO, Italy (Sputnik) - Russian military personnel and Italian military nuclear, biological and chemical experts have jointly disinfected nursing homes in three settlements in Italy's Lombardy region, the Russian Defence Ministry announced on Saturday.

    "Russian military experts, together with the military personnel of the radiation, chemical and biological protection unit of the Italian armed forces disinfected retirement homes in three towns of Lombardy: Tavernola Bergamasca, Sarnico, and Predore," the statement read.

    In total, Russian and Italian military personnel have sanitised retirement homes in 46 settlements in the Lombardy region, comprising more than 3.2 million square feet of internal space.

    Earlier this week, the Defence Ministry said that Russian and Italian military medics started to receive and treat COVID-19 patients in a field hospital in Bergamo, one of the most affected cities in the Lombardy region. Over 200 Russian and Italian medical professionals are providing 24-hour treatment at the field hospital, which has 142 beds.

    Topic:
    Novel Coronavirus: Number of COVID-19 Infections Exceeds 1.5 Mln Globally (87)
    Tags:
    Lombardy, pandemic, COVID-19, Russia, Italy
    Community standardsDiscussion