Dear fellow citizens,

Italy is facing a particularly challenging time. It is doing it with full transparency and completeness of information.

The pitfall of a new virus that is gradually affecting so many countries around the world is causing much concern. This is understandable and requires everyone to show a sense of responsibility, but we must absolutely avoid unmotivated and often counterproductive states of anxiety. We are a great modern country, we have an excellent national health system that is operating effectively and with the generous self-denial of its staff, at all professional levels. We will overcome the difficulties of these days. Also through the necessary adoption of extraordinary measures to support the work of health professionals engaged constantly for days and days: measures for the employment of new staff to support them and ensure the actual availability of equipment and materials, checking it in all hospitals.