His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani has directed sending medical aid to Italy to support the efforts of friends in that country to combat and contain the outbreak of the novel coronavirus epidemic (Covid-19).
The aid includes sending two Qatari Amiri Air Force aircraft loaded with two field hospitals, which are scheduled to arrive Wednesday.
The area of the first field hospital is about 5,200sq m, and the second hospital is about 4,000sq m, with a capacity of 1,000 beds for both hospitals. The hospitals are equipped with modern technical devices and equipment for the treatment of people with coronavirus.
Also the aid includes sending two additional military aircraft Thursday, as another part of the Qatari medical assistance that the Amir has directed to provide to the friendly Italian Republic.

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