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Five Chinese experts from Sichuan to assist Italy in fight against COVID-19

(Xinhua)    10:46, March 12, 2020

CHENGDU, March 11 (Xinhua) -- Four medical experts and one Italian-language lecturer in southwest China's Sichuan Province set out for Shanghai on Wednesday for their flight to Italy, in a bid to assist the country to fight against the novel coronavirus outbreak.

The five experts will join a voluntary expert team organized by the Red Cross Society of China and the whole team will fly to Italy.

"Once we arrive in Italy, we'll get down to learning about the situation there and exchange anti-epidemic experience and cooperate with the Italian medics," said Liang Zongan, director of the department of pulmonary and critical care medicine of the West China Hospital of Sichuan University.

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