June 05, 2021 2:23 pm
Rapid antigenic swabs boom at Central Station. The initiative of the Italian Red Cross continues successfully, inaugurated on May 15th, which allows you to undergo the test in the structure set up inside the railway yard. Thanks to the FS Group which made the spaces available to the CRI, about 3,300 rapid antigenic swabs were carried out from 15 to 31 May, with an average of over 200 tests per day. From 9 to 19, the Red Cross volunteers and health personnel ensure screening not only for travelers but for anyone who shows up at the point of administration without any cost, age limit and without the need for a medical prescription.
“We registered an excellent adhesion, a sign that the initiative is appreciated by the citizens – he says to theAdnkronos the president of Cri Sicilia, Luigi Corsaro -. We especially address the most vulnerable, homeless people, allowing them to take the test for free, but also to those who want to travel in complete safety. Despite the vaccination campaign at an advanced stage, it is necessary not to let our guard down and to maintain responsible behavior in order not to frustrate all the efforts made so far. I thank the volunteers of the Cri Committee of Palermo for the extraordinary commitment in the management of this activity. The screening will go on every day until October “.
The costs of the project are supported by the Italian Red Cross thanks to the contribution of the European Commission (Directorate General for Health and Food Safety) which, through an agreement with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, has allocated 35.5 million euros for screening activities in seven European countries.