His Highness The Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani directed sending medical aid to the Italian Republic to support the efforts of friends in Italy to combat and contain the outbreak of the novel coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19).
The aid includes sending two Qatari Amiri Air Force military aircrafts loaded with two field hospitals, which are scheduled to arrive on Wednesday. The area of the first field hospital is about 5,200 square meters, and the second hospital is about 4,000 square meters, 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.
The aid also includes sending two additional military aircraft on Thursday, as another part of the Qatari medical assistance that HH The Amir directed to the friendly Italian Republic.