BERGAMO /Italy/, April 13. /TASS/. Russian military medical professionals as of today have cured seven patients who contracted coronavirus in the Italian city of Bergamo, deputy commander of Russian radiation, chemical and biological defense troops Sergei Kikot, who heads the Russian taskforce in Italy, said Monday.
"Our medical professionals continue working in a field hospital in Bergamo, they are taking care of 22 patients, with seven of them in critical condition. As of today, our doctors cured seven people, they recovered fully and were discharged from hospital. The work continues," he revealed.
According to him, by Monday the Russian specialists disinfected 52 medical and recovery facilities in Italy.
On Sunday, April 12, 4 recoveries in the field hospital were reported.
Under the order of Russian President Vladimir Putin, on March 22-25, the Russian Defense Ministry sent 15 military jets to Italy that transported virologists, epidemiologists and the necessary equipment to the country. According to the ministry, the group includes specialists who directly took part in fighting outbreaks of African swine fever, as well as developing vaccines against Ebola and the plague. The planes also delivered mobile stations for aerosol disinfection of transport and territories and medical equipment.
Russian military experts have been stationed in the town of Bergamo (Lombardy), one of the epicenters of the COVID-19 outbreak in Italy with a record number of infections and deaths in the country.