Rome presented the campaign “I accompany you”
Rome mayor Virginia Raggi announced the free taxi scheme for all those over 80 years old travelling to receive covid vaccines in Rome vaccination centres.
News of the “Ti accompagno io” (I accompany you) campaign was announced by the city’s mayor Virginia Raggi who thanked the organisers: Fondazione Ania, Cooperativa Radiotaxi 3570, Associazione Indagini3 and Fondazione UniVerde.
“Roman taxi drivers are again the protagonists of a beautiful story of solidarity,” said mayor Virginia Raggi who noted that the drivers “have given indispensable support to the city” in recent months despite “being among the workers worst affected” by the covid-19 crisis.
“They have accompanied doctors and health workers to the hospital free of charge” – said the mayor – “They have brought groceries and medicines to the homes of the most fragile people.”
The announcement came the same day that the president of Italy, Sergio Mattarella, received a vaccine at Rome’s Spallanzani hospital where he waited in line with ordinary Roman citizens.