At the heart of his speech, however, is once again the question of masks. Which for Arcuri is definitively resolved: “This week we have distributed over 43 million masks, the highest number since the beginning of the emergency – he said – the first since yesterday 20 thousand tobacconists on Italian territory they distribute surgical masks at 50 cents, as well as I thank the federation of pharmacists is drugstores. Now also in these stores, the masks are located. I think the game of masks is definitively resolved “. Also for another reason. “It started this week production of surgical masks in Italy. We will give the first to the staff doctor and ai pharmacists. The cost of production is 0.12 cents – said Arcuri – and 50 cents will be paid. I specify that they must be defended until death freedom of the market, except the freedom of get rich trampling the right to health “.
The question of masks also connects with the return to school and with the baccalaureate exams: “With the beginning of the schools in September we are evaluating a distribution of masks with the MIUR – the commissioner announced – for the teaching staff, not professor is students. The device will be available for all schools as early as June 17th. Baccalaureate exams must be done absolutely safety“. The other question concerns serological tests: “Monday starts the survey serology with the staff of Cross red and with committed volunteers. It will be the most massive investigation ever carried out by health Italians – added Arcuri – will help us to have indications to better cope with the virus. We can also define this page archived and wait for the results. ”
The emergency commissioner was also very careful to stay away from controversy: “They recommended me to bite my tongue and keep the pebbles in my shoes. I accept the recommendation and I remember how Giovanni Falcone said that it is better to do than to complain“Explained Arcuri, who then moved the field to what could become a new case:” Let’s prevent the reagents from becoming the masks of phase 2. We made a national and international request concluded in recent days. Our goal is to get there 60 thousand to 100 thousand swabs per day”.