A nine-member team of Chinese health experts flew to Rome late on Thursday to carry a large number of medical supplies to assist Italy in its ongoing battle against the escalating spread.   

The China Eastern Airbus A-350 bringing the special team with 31 tons of aid to Italy landed on Thursday evening at Rome’s Fiumicino airport. 

The mission was organized by the National Health Commission and the Red Cross Society of China, in connection with the Italian Foreign Ministry. 

“Today China is standing up again, we’ll also get up soon,” said Italy’s Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio on

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