Germany takes in 47 coronavirus patients from Italy

Thomson Reuters Foundation | Mar 26, 2020 at 6:36 PM
  • German hospitals with spare capacity will take in at least 47 coronavirus patients from Italy in a sign of European solidarity, Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said on Thursday.
  • Ahead of an expected larger wave of domestic infections that German authorities are preparing for, a first group of six Italian patients arrived at Leipzig airport in the eastern state of Saxony on Tuesday.
  • The western state of North Rhine-Westphalia also announced plans to take 10 Italian patients in coming days.