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Turkey has sent medical aid packages with Jalaluddin Rumi’s words on to Italy and Spain to help their fight against the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

“There is hope after despair and many suns after darkness,” read the banners placed on the aid packages.

“From Turkey to the people of Spain, Italy with love,” they added.

A Turkish military aircraft departed from the capital Ankara on April 1 to deliver the packages.

Italy’s death toll reached 12,428 on March 31, the highest globally. Spain’s reported death toll is 8,189.

After first appearing in Wuhan, China last December, the virus, has spread to at least 180 countries and regions, according to U.S.-based Johns Hopkins University.

Its data shows the number of confirmed cases worldwide have surpassed 860,100, with the death toll over 42,300 and more than 178,300 recoveries.