Isola del Giglio Covid free. “Very fast times, a very high percentage of adhesions and the satisfaction of having an island protected by Covid. A beautiful message for the people of Giglio and for tourists”. The mayor of the island of Giglio, Sergio Ortelli, comments with satisfaction on the closure of the mass vaccination campaign that has made his town free from the virus. “We have insisted a lot together with the Ancim (National Association of the municipalities of the smaller islands) for this solution – says Ortelli – and it has proved to be the winning choice. We thank General Figliuolo, Curcio of the Department of Civil Protection, the Tuscany Region, the Local Health Authority , the Navy, the Army and all the doctors, health personnel and volunteers for making this project come true “.” Having so-called ‘Covid Free’ islands in Italy is fundamental both for the health of citizens and for the relaunch of tourism. From today we know that you can get to Giglio and you can do it in maximum safety. In this way, even our residents can return to see people disembarking from ferries without those fears and fears that, until today , accompanied the arrival of people from outside our island. Of course, we cannot say that we are back to normal, but we have certainly taken a step forward in this sense “. for Ortelli it came precisely from the response of the Gigliesi: “The percentage of the population of Giglio and Giannutri who still have a minimum of distrust in vaccination and who have decided not to get immunized – says the mayor – is very low. More than 850 permanent residents showed up and we were able to complete the prophylaxis in just two days without having to wait for Sunday, a sign of the speed of administration. “Ortelli therefore looks ahead:” To date there are no valid alternatives to vaccination – he says. the mayor – being able to make him understand and reach this goal makes me experience this moment as the dawn of a new day “.