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A Chinese Red Cross plane filled with 30 tons of medical equipment and nine medical staff with experience battling the disease arrived in Italy today.

The medical team includes an expert from the Chinese Centre for Disease Control and Prevention and two respiratory disease specialists from Sichuan University's West China Hospital.

The planeload of medical supplies, including masks and respirators, is much needed in the country that's the second-worst hit by the virus after China. Since Feb. 21 Italy has had over 1,000 deaths and 15,000 confirmed cases of the virus.

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