The Extraordinary Commissioner for the COVID-19 Emergency, Domenico Arcuri, has issued a “simplified procedure of maximum urgency” for the acquisition and distribution of two million serological kits for teaching and non-teaching personnel at Italy’s schools, according to a statement.
The bids must be presented by July 16.
The kits must be ready by August 10 in order to be used on all teaching and non-teaching personnel before the start of the new school year. A few days ago Health Minister Roberto Speranza announced school workers would undergo serological tests and constant medical checks.
The minister explained that, for the government “the reopening of the schools is fundamental but it must be done in total safety” with constant monitoring of the epidemiological picture.
He stressed that “investing major resources” to achieve this aim “is a fundamental objective that must see the whole country united”.