Albania sends 60 more nurses to join coronavirus fight in hard-hit Italy

Albania sends 60 more nurses to join coronavirus fight in hard-hit Italy
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Albania, which has recorded one of Europe’s lowest numbers of coronavirus cases, sent 60 more nurses to help treat patients in hard-hit neighbour Italy on Monday, APA reports quoting Reuters. 

Health Minister Ogerta Manastirliu said the move was meant “to show hope and solidarity with the friendly Italian people, who have helped us over the years,” as she saw the nurses off at Rinas airport. 

Her country, one of Europe’s poorest, has reported 584 cases of the novel coronavirus and 26 related deaths, as of Monday. 

In Italy, across the Adriatic Sea, deaths from the infection rose to more than 23,600 on Sunday, the second-highest tally in the world after the United States. It has recorded almost 179,000 cases.

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