February 20th, local time, Italy celebrated the first national “Healthcare Workers’ Day”.
President Matarella delivered a speech expressing gratitude to the medical staff who have been fighting on the front line of the epidemic for a year, and expressing condolences to the medical workers who have contracted the epidemic and the families of the unfortunate deceased at work.
Italian Health Minister Speranza said at the celebration ceremony on the same day that with the arrival of the vaccine and the improvement of treatment capacity, the current anti-epidemic situation has greatly improved, but the battle cannot be regarded as a victory.
At the same time, he stressed that we should look forward to the future and strengthen the construction of the national health care system.
On February 20, 2020, Italy discovered the first local case of COVID-19.
As of February 19, 2021, the country has more than 2.78 million confirmed cases and 95,235 deaths, including 326 medical workers.
Last November, Italy designated February 20 as National “Healthcare Workers’ Day”