“Today in Italy there is no circulation of the virus“Sars-Cov-2. This was claimed by the Higher Institute of Health at the meeting of the Coronavirus emergency task force on 7 February 2020, appointed by the Minister of Health Roberto Speranza in the first months of the pandemic, when it was practically only affected China. The minutes of the meetings were published on the ministry’s website after the ruling of the Lazio TAR on May 7, which accepted the appeal of the Brothers of Italy deputy Galeazzo Bignami on access to the documents. meetings from January 22 to February 21.
During the meeting, quarantine procedures for the Italians who have returned to our country were also discussed, while in the meeting of 6 February the Higher Institute of Health highlighted that “there is no transmission of the virus before the onset of symptoms”, suggesting however, to prepare “a plan to implement intensive care places in the event that there is an epidemic in our country “.
February 2, 2020
A real ‘hunt’ for masks to deal with the spread of the pandemic. At the beginning of February, as emerges from the minutes of the task force on February 2, the government had started the desperate search for medical devices in anticipation of the growing cases in China and outside the Asian country. The documents show that “no information arrives quickly” on the masks and “at the moment information has been received from a company that seems to have about 800 thousand surgical masks in stock and expects to have another 400 thousand in ten days”.
February 15, 2020
“The need to update the National Influenza Pandemic Preparation and Response Plan, dating back to 2009”. This was asked by the then director of Prevention of the Ministry of Health, Francesco Paolo Maraglino, during the meeting on February 15 of the task force set up by the Government to respond to the onset of the Covid-19 emergency. This is what is read in the minutes of the task force meeting relating to the period 22 January-21 February 2020, published after the sentence of the Lazio TAR.
On February 16, the Pandemic Plan is again at the center of the task force meeting. Always Maraglino, the documents report, informs “that the working group for updating the pandemic plan will meet on February 18 and will work in subgroups to speed up the work”.
February 21, 2020
“It is very important to take stricter precautionary measures to prevent the virus from spreading.” To ask is the Minister of Health Roberto Speranza in the meeting of the task force on February 21, as soon as the Codogno case broke out, with the first patient positive for Sars-Cov-2 as stated in the minutes of the meeting of the Coronavirus emergency task force , relating to the period 22 January-21 February 2020, published after the sentence of the Lazio TAR.