“I would have a great desire to speak from the trench in which I have been with Dr. Borrelli and our collaborators for 40 days, to talk about the liberals who issue daily sentences from a sofa with a cocktail in hand. But I won’t do it, my duty is to work “. The commissioner said so Domenico Arcuri in a press conference at the Civil Defense, arguing with those who “say that the price of the masks is made by the market, sipping their centrifuges”.
The data coming from Germany – adds the Commissioner, commenting on the news that the R with zero, the index of contagiousness of the virus, has returned to rise in Germany from 0.7 to 1.1 – shows how high the risk of go back to a total lockdown if the containment measures are relieved too quickly.
“The government is considering whether to define red areas again to avoid the extension of new outbreaks of infection, which start to appear again – he added – This is why getting out of the lockdown is not easy and that’s why being forced to return to the lockdown would not be difficult”
Returning to the question of masks, Arcuri reiterated that “the state must buy all the masks it finds. I set the maximum price in the interest of the citizens, I did not set the maximum purchase price. The state must encourage Italian production, as with ‘Cura Italia’: we reassured the producers that we will buy everything they produce. 105 thanked us, only one had any doubts. ” “The state must produce all the masks it can and encourage production, the idea that setting a maximum price reduces the Italian company’s ability to produce is superficial or very poorly informed – he adds -. Is it a war economy? No, It is civic sense. Is it forever? No, until the market is free. It is damage to the shameful speculators, I claim it. There will no longer be masks in pharmacies and supermarkets? Of course, none that cost more than 0 ,50 euros”.
“From Monday we could distribute 12 million masks per day, three times the current supply. From June we will reach 18 million, from July 25 million and when schools begin in September we could distribute 30 million masks per day, eleven times what we distributed at the beginning of the emergency. ” Extraordinary Commissioner Domenico Arcuri said this during a press conference on civil protection.
“The Premier Conte gave a multiplicity of information to the citizens as the moment required, he did not mention the contact tracing app, but it does not mean that the work does not proceed: tonight we have a coordination meeting. The app will use bluetooth technology and there is no contraindication. In May with the first functionalities, that is the contact tracing, it will be working, in the near future the functions closest to the clinical diary will also be active “, that is the connection with the National Health System. So did Commissioner Domenico Arcuri. It has not yet been decided whether the data collected by the App for contact tracing will be stored on citizens’ devices or on a public server added Arcuri stressing that obviously the choice will be made before ‘Immuni’ is activated.
“At the moment of development it will be possible to decide whether to leave them on the mobile phone and / or on a public and Italian server – he said – In any case nothing changes on the full and absolute guarantee of privacy” as the “data is encrypted”.
As for the issue of tampons, the Commissioner clarified that Italy “is the first country in the world for tampons made in relation to the number of inhabitants”. “There are still a few and more will have to be done, but let’s make peace with ourselves – he warned – and put citizens in the condition to have all the information and answers they deserve”.
According to the data, in Italy 2,960 swabs were made yesterday per one hundred thousand inhabitants, in 2,474 Germany, “20% less”, in Great Britain 1,061, one third of Italy, and in France 560, one sixth of our country.