Cuban doctors and medical professionals landed in Italy, Sunday, March 22, to aid in the country's fight against the coronavirus.

READ MORE: Europe has become the epicenter of the COVID-19 outbreak, with the hardest hit nation, Italy reporting hundreds of new deaths on Sunday.

The total number of deaths in the country has now surpassed 5,400.

All nonessential businesses in hard-hit Italy have been ordered to close as the country battles the coronavirus pandemic.

“It is the most difficult crisis in our postwar period,” Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said.

There are 53,578 confirmed cases of the virus in Italy, according to Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center.


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