Joseph Cuschieri (left) will donate his entire salary for March to Italy’s Civil Protection
Malta’s ambassador to Italy Joseph Cuschieri has pledged to donate his entire salary for March to the Italian Civil Protection as a gesture of solidarity.
“Solidarity with the people of Italy,” Cuschieri said. “As Malta’s ambassador to Italy, I will offer my entire salary for March to the Italian Civil Protection.”
“I am currently living this tragedy in Rome alongside the Italian people and I feel it is my moral duty towards those suffering from this cruel virus to help as much as I can.
“I am ready to do the same with the Maltese people if, God forbid, things deteriorate the way they did in Italy. Strength and courage.”
Italy has been more impacted by the COVID-19 coronavirus than any country in the world, with 5,476 people dying from it as of today.
However, Franco Locatelli, president of Italy’s Higher Health Council, offered a glimmer of hope to the nation yesterday when he announced 5,560 new virus cases and 651 new deaths.
These figures represented an improvement on Saturday, when the death toll rose by 793 and new cases increased by 6,557.