Albania has flown a team of doctors and nurses to Italy to help it deal with the Coronavirus pandemic in the north of the country.

The 30 doctors and nurses arrived in Rome on 28 March before making their way north to Bergamo, the epicenter of Italy’s Covid-19 emergency.
The government of Albania has funded the medical team, whose members volunteered to work for one month in hospitals in the Bergamo area.
Italy has come to the aid of Albania at various times in recent decades, and around 400,000 Albanians live and work in Italy. Albania sees the medical assistance as a chance to repay the help, however, small its contribution.

The Italian embassy in Tirana tweeted: “Thanks to the Albanian government for this act of solidarity and affection! #forever united”.