Russia is flying eight mobile teams of military virologists and doctors to Italy today to help tackle the deadly coronavirus crisis.

Italian premier Giuseppe Conte accepted Vladimir Putin’s offer of armed forces personnel, vehicles, and equipment. Russia will also send about 100 military specialists in virology and epidemics the Interfax news agency reported.
It comes as the death toll in Italy by 793 to 4,825 yesterday and the Italian government imposed more stringent lockdown measures.
The Lombardy region, which has been the hardest-hit area in Italy, imposed even tougher lockdown measures as deaths continued to soar.

Putin spoke to Conte on Saturday, the Kremlin said, adding that the Russian leader had offered his support and help in the form of mobile disinfection vehicles and specialists to aid the worst-hit Italian regions.