Norway and Romania are sending doctors and nurses to Italy to assist physicians in the hard-hit country to fight the coronavirus.
The teams will be deployed in hospitals in Bergamo and Milan, reports the European Commission. This ensures coordination and a large part of the financing.
Commission President Ursula von der Leyen calls the Norwegian and Romanian auxiliaries “the true faces of European solidarity”.
Austria has offered 3000 litres of disinfectant liquids to Italy and countries such as France and Germany have previously sent medical masks and respirators.
Italy also received medical aid from outside Europe. For example, a plane from China arrived on Monday with 2 million surgical masks and 50,000 test kits.