The mayor of the Sicilian village of Corleone announced on Sunday that he was resigning from his post after being vaccinated against Kovid-19, without prioritizing, a privilege that police are investigating.
“I spent a sleepless night thinking about this decision and concluded that it was right that I resign,” Nicolo Nicolci, 78, told ANSA news agency.
“Even though I insist on the fact that I have made the right choice by simultaneously vaccinating the municipal councilors”, added the mayor of this small town located near Palermo, the historical stronghold of the Mafia, whose name goes back to the mythological saga Is “Godfather”, signed Francis Ford Coppola.
Italian media reported on Saturday that police were investigating the mayor and other members of his council, and reported the case to the local prosecutor’s office.
The city of Corleone confirmed on its Facebook account that its chief magistrate had actually received two doses of the vaccine in January.
Italy began its vaccination campaign in late December, covering the first dose for health workers and people over the age of 80.
But Niccol निकोल Nicolosi argued that local politicians like him also needed immediate protection from the virus, as frontline activists were serving their fellow citizens.
His vaccination was “a conscious choice to prevent any contact with the virus so that he would be forced to leave his post in the midst of the war,” argued the city of Corleone.
The Ministry of Health said that some 5.3 million doses of the vaccine have been given in Italy so far and 1.6 million people have received two injections.
The new head of government, Mario Drew, who was sworn in last month, has prioritized it to speed up the delivery of vaccines, including an epidemic that killed nearly 100,000 people on the peninsula, the most bereaved. Is one of the countries. By virus.