Our Italian team, based in Milan, was hit early by the effects of the pandemic. 

Extra hospital beds
They have chosen to support the city’s short-term healthcare needs with funding for the newly built Fiera hospital and the longer-term economic rebuilding of the region.
The Ospedale Fiera Di Milano is a brand new hospital in Milan that was built in response to the toll the pandemic has taken on the city’s healthcare workers and facilities. The project has seen a disused pavilion transformed into a pop-up hospital covering more than 25,000 square meters with 250 additional beds for the treatment of Coronavirus and related complications. The hospital will continue to serve the population of Milan after the pandemic has been contained.
The Mutual Aid Fund (Fondo mutuo soccorso Comune di Milano) was established by the mayor of Milan, Giuseppe Sala, to support the city and those in financial distress due to the spread of the Coronavirus. It is intended to help support the resurrection of the city economy with a particular focus on micro and small businesses. In its first phase, it will prioritise those made unemployed by the Covid-19 crisis such as fixed-term employees whose contracts have not been renewed, temporary workers, freelancers and others in vulnerable employment situations.