"The personal protective equipment provided to the Carabinieri of the Provincial Command of Vibo Valentia to deal with the contagion emergency are insufficient and inadequate", Declares it in a note Lia Staropoli President of the "ConDivisa - Security and Justice" Association.
"The women and men of the Arma have always been on the front line, in this period they are particularly exposed to the high risk of contagion but the Military of the Provincial Command of Vibo Valentia can have only one very small bottle of disinfectant gel for each department , to be divided between the staff who receive the public in the office and the military who serve outside. The Carabinieri, continues the note, have only four disposable masks available per department or per Barracks. But what is of greater concern is the absolute lack of soap in the bathrooms, which are also completely devoid of paper towels. At this particular time, washing your hands often with soap could significantly stem the spread of Covid-19 and other diseases. We understand the difficulty of procuring personal protective equipment such as masks and disinfectant gel, but the Carabinieri literally work side by side and in close contact with their colleagues, given that some departments even lack a desk for everyone ”. "According to what was reported by law enforcement personnel", specifies the representative of the national apolitical and asyndical Association: "The situation appears similar in other departments of Calabria and Italy. We hope as soon as possible a solution that can restore to these Carabinieri a minimum of dignity and the serenity necessary to operate in an already difficult enough territory like ours.".