A group of Chinese experts pose for a group photo before going to Italy on Wednesday. [Photo / CCTV News App]

A group of Chinese experts are heading to Italy on Wednesday, at the urgent request of the Red Cross to help contain the outbreak of the new coronavirus in the European country.

The Member Seven of the team, led by Vice President of the Society of the Red Cross Society of China, is an expert at the Center for Control and Prevention, and five people in Sichuan, southwest China province of three doctors, an interpreter and Sichuan Red Cross official. The team is carrying medical supplies to help the country.

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has imposed a national blockade aCross the country, with more than 10,000 cases of COVID-19 and more than 600 deaths so far.

in a telephone conversation with the Minister of State and Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Tuesday, Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio said the Italian government is Tianjinjobs.com/view-blog/897" target="_BLANK">paying close attention and learn from the successful experience of China in the fight against the virus, and is taking strong measures to contain the spread of the disease.

Italy hopes China can help solve their urgent need for medical supplies and equipment, he said.

In response, Wang said that although China still needs a lot of medical supplies, the country will overcome their difficulties and to provide Italy with medical supplies, including masks and increase exports of supplies and equipment to Italy .

Chinese cities and provinces that have ties brotherly with Itali one fellow, and Chinese companies have pledged to offer a helping hand, according to Wang.

An airplane chartered cargo departed from the Hangzhou Xiaoshan international airport at 5:50 am on Wednesday, carrying 4,556 boxes of relief materials destined for Italy.

materials, the first shipment of Zhejiang Province, east China, including masks, protective clothing, goggles and latex gloves donated by people from all walks of life in Zhejiang. More than 300,000 people in Zhejiang live and work in Italy.

The joint battle against the virus will deepen the relationship between China and Italy, and enhance friendship between the two peoples, Wang said.

China not forget the support of Italy, when the country was the hardest moment in the fight against the virus, he said, adding that China is now willing to stand firm with the Italian people.

prevention of imported infections of the new coronavirus is a key task for China at present.

as Beijing and Zhejiang and Shandong provinces have already seen cases imported from Italy, the epicenter in Europe, containing the spread of the virus in the European country will help China itself to curb the epidemic.

Contact writers zhoujin@chinadaily.com.cn

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