(ECNS) -- Chinese experts from West China Hospital shared their experience tackling COVID-19 with Italian peers during a video conference.
Experts at Policlinico di Bari who attended the conference raised questions on the treatment of patients in severe and critical condition.
Luo Fengming, a respiratory disease expert, emphasized early diagnosis and treatment to prevent patients with mild disease to deteriorate.
Luo had led the first batch of medics from the hospital to Wuhan and worked there for nearly two months.
Zeng Yong, deputy director of the hospital, said they hope their expertise could help Italian counterparts better fight the deadly disease.
The coronavirus pandemic has claimed 20,465 lives in locked-down Italy as of Monday, bringing the total number of infections, fatalities and recoveries to 159,516.