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2021-03-05T12:11:14.727Z

The Covid emergency commissioner at the government-Regions summit: 'We need an escort as a solidarity fund'. Greetings from former Commissioner Arcuri. Hope: 'Extend the use of AstraZeneca also for over 65s'. The head of the Civil Protection Curcio convenes the Operational Committee tomorrow (ANSA)



 A large quantity of doses of vaccines

is

arriving in Italy

, the problem is the transport "in the last mile" on the territory and the management of the points of administration.

This is what the Covid emergency commissioner, Francesco Figliuolo, would have said, speaking at the meeting with the Government, Civil Protection and local authorities on the vaccination plan.

The vaccination points must be increased, the general explained, using every possibility: production sites, civil protection assets and the armed forces.

The emergency commission will take care of increasing the vaccination centers and of health and organizational reinforcements. 



Figliuolo agrees on the need to create a

stock of vaccines, a sort of 'solidarity fund

'.

This is what the new emergency commissioner Francesco Figliuolo would have said at the meeting with the government and local authorities, according to what is learned.

"If there are Regions that have difficulties we must intervene", the general would have emphasized, confirming the need for close coordination with the regions.



Even

former Commissioner Domenico Arcuri is connected

to a brief greeting in a videoconference with the Government-Local Government meeting on vaccines, it is reported.

The manager said "I will remember this year", talked about the handover and wished successor Francesco Figliuolo good work.



Health Minister Roberto Speranza at the Government-Local Authorities meeting exposed the numbers of the vaccination campaign in recent days in Italy, recalling "the over 180,000 doses administered yesterday and the threshold of

5 million doses that will be reached today

".



"A solidarity fund must be established for the vaccination campaign".

According to what the Minister of Health has proposed.

"1-2% could be set aside from each delivery for the creation of reserves to be used with a reactive strategy in the areas where the virus spreads with greater force and speed, also due to the variants", explained Speranza.


During the meeting, the Minister of Health illustrated the request to

extend the use of AstraZeneca also to the over 65s

.



There is a need to ensure that the vaccination campaign is "

as uniform as possible on the national territory, avoiding disparities

".

This is what the Minister for Regional Affairs Mariastella Gelmini would have said, according to what is learned, during the meeting with the Regions, the Commissioner for the emergency and the head of the Civil Protection.

"We all hope to increase the number of compatriots protected with the vaccine as quickly as possible - he added - We therefore need an overview and must be built with Commissioner Figliuolo, with Fabrizio Curcio, with Minister Speranza and with all Regions ".



The head of the Civil Protection Department Fabrizio Curcio has summoned the Civil Protection Operational Committee for tomorrow

.

According to what is learned, the Commissioner for the Covid emergency Francesco Paolo Figliuolo will also participate in the meeting.

Source: ansa

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