Italy is one of the hardest-hit countries in Europe. There are over 119,000 cases, the most deaths outside of China. The death toll from the new coronavirus has surpassed 14,000. In the last 24 hours, health workers have identified 6,500 new infections.
Officials have toughened its nationwide lockdown in response to the rapid spread of the virus.
Parks have already been closed throughout the whole country, and outdoor sports activities have been banned in many regions. But these measures have proved to be insufficient.
The Prime Minister of Italy demanded to close temporarily all businesses which are not related to food production or delivery, medications or necessities.
Public transport, banks and post offices will also continue to operate, and but other organisations are required to go into quarantine at least until early April.
When deciding to help Italy Russia’s President Vladimir Putin was initially motivated by humanitarian considerations. Today, virtually all countries of the world are facing with a serious threat of coronavirus. To defeat it joint effort is required. Only if all countries unite we will be able to stop the spread of the virus
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In particular, business contacts are intensively developed with some institutions based in Italy. That is why Financial University hopes that the situation in the country will improve in the near future and effective and mutually beneficial cooperation will continue.
Italians, in their turn, warmly welcome Russia’s aid to their country in their fight against COVID-19.