Costa Cruises is donating personal protective equipment to the municipalities of Fiumicino (near Rome), Piombino, Pisa and Vaglia (Florence) in Tuscany.
Costa Cruises is donating 5,000 masks and 500 high protection masks to the Municipality of Fiumicino to be distributed to local operators in this emergency phase. In addition the cruise line is donating 10,000 masks, 1,250 gloves, 250 complete protective kits and 25 non-disposable glasses to communities in Tuscany.
Costa is donating the equipment as a thank you to the municipalities for welcoming their ships and providing assistance through medical services to the crew both in the ports and in local hotels.
“Our donation is a small sign of thanks, which we hope will be useful for the personal protection of those who are committed to the front line to overcome the current phase of health emergency” – said Neil Palomba, General Manager of Costa Cruises.
He continued: “The health and safety of our crew and local communities are our top priority. In collaboration with the Civil Protection and local health authorities, we are putting all our forces into action, with teams dedicated to work 24 hours a day and 7 days a week, to organize, following the instructions of the authorities, transfers and return flights in Italy and abroad of the crew members, in a context that is certainly not easy due to the numerous restrictions on the movement of people all over the world.”