The Chief of Italian Ground Forces, general Salvatore Farina, has contracted Coronavirus! He doesn’t show any symptoms that could complicate his situation. Therefore, he is isolated in his own home. The announcement was made on Sunday, according to Reuters.
Right now, Italy is confronting with a serious crisis. There are cities in the North of Italy that were closed down, trips were also stopped. People can’t leave the quarantined zones. Stores and factories are also closed. Hospitals are overcrowded. There are more and more confirmed cases.
At the moment, approximately 7.500 cases and 366 deaths caused by Coronavirus have been confirmed to the press. One such individual that was infected is actually the Chief of Italian Ground Forces, general Salvatore Farina, who was isolated in his own home.
Salvatore Farina declared:
“Oggi mi sono sottoposto al test di Coronavirus, risultando positivo – spiega – Sto bene, sono in isolamento nel mio alloggio, nel rispetto delle direttive emanate dalle autorità governative e dei protocolli sanitari previsti; in base ai quali stiamo procedendo a verificare i contatti avuti negli ultimi giorni. Continuerò a svolgere le mie funzioni e verrò sostituito, per le attività alle quali non posso prendere parte, dal generale Bonato. Porgo un caloroso saluto e un sentito ringraziamento alle donne e agli uomini dell’Esercito che operano per fronteggiare questa emergenza nei settori operativi, logistico e della sanità.”
Translation from Italian: “Today I was subjected to the Coronavirus test, proving positive. I’m fine, isolated in my accommodation, in conformity with the directives emitted by the governmental authorities and health protocols issued; based on those, we proceed in verifying the contacts in the last few days. I will continue to fulfil my duties and I will be replaced, in the activities, which I will not be able to attend, by general Bonato. I bring a warm salute and I thank, from all my heart, the women and men of the Army that are working on facing this emergency in operational areas, logistics and health.”