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03 June 2020 "The President of the Republic Sergio Mattarella wanted to award the first honorary group of citizens, of different roles, professions and geographic origin, who were particularly distinguished in the service to the community during the emergency of the coronavirus. The awards, attributed to individuals, symbolically represent the choral commitment of many of our fellow citizens in the name of solidarity and constitutional values ​​". So in a statement from the Quirinale.

Here is the list of citizens that the Head of State Sergio Mattarella wanted to award the Knight of Merit because they distinguished themselves in the fight against the Coronavirus emergency. - Annalisa Malara and Laura Ricevuti, respectively, anesthesiologist from Lodi and doctor of the the medicine department of Codogno, are the first to have treated Italian patient 1 - Maurizio Cecconi, professor of anesthesia and intensive care at the Humanitas University of Milan, was named one of the world's three heroes by Jama (the journal of American doctors) of the pandemic - Mariateresa Gallea, Paolo Simonato, Luca Sostini are the three family doctors from Padua who voluntarily went to the red zone to replace the Vo 'Euganeo colleagues placed in quarantine - Don Fabio Stevenazzi of the pastoral community board San Cristoforo di Gallarate (VA) has returned to work as a doctor at the Busto Arsizio Hospital - Fabiano Di Marco, chief of pneumology at the Papa Giovanni XXII Hospital I from Bergamo recounted the tragic situation of the city and the hospital. - Monica Bettoni, a former senator and Undersecretary of Health, a retired doctor, decided to return to the ward in Parma. - Elena Pagliarini is the Cremona nurse portrayed in the photo that has become a symbol of the coronavirus emergency.

Positive, she was healed. - Marina Vanzetta, operator of 118 in Verona, rescued an elderly woman and was close to her until her death. - Giovanni Moresi, rescuer driver from Piacenza Soccorso 118, offered a testimony of the role of the rescuer drivers of the 118.- Beniamino Laterza, employed at the "Vis Spa" surveillance institute and serving in the Moscati hospital in Taranto, Covid garrison. The team at the National Institute of Infectious Diseases Lazzaro Spallanzani in Rome - a structure of excellence in public health include: Maria Rosaria Capobianchi, head of the team that helped isolate the virus - Concetta Castilletti, head of the Emerging Virus Unit. - Francesca Colavita, Fabrizio Carletti, Antonino Di Caro, Lucia Bordi, Eleonora Lalle, Daniele Lapa, Giulia Matusali, biologists - In the research team of the Sacco hospital and of the University of Milan, poles of excellence in the field of national health and research system: Claudia Balotta head of the team, now retired.

In 2003 he had isolated the Sars virus. Gianguglielmo Zehender, associate professor. Arianna Gabrieli, Annalisa Bergna, Alessia Lai, Maciej Stanislaw Tarkowski researchers - Ettore Cannabona Commander of the Carabinieri Station of Altavilla Milicia (Palermo), donated the entire monthly salary to charity - Bruno Crosato representing the Alpini of the Civil Protection of Veneto that have restored 5 disused hospitals in the region in record time - Mata Maxime Esuite Mbandà, player for the Zebra Rugby Club and for the Italian national team, volunteer on ambulances for the Seirs Croce Gialla di Parma Association - Marco Buono and Yvette Batantu Yanzege of the Red Cross Riccione responded to the appeal of Lombardy asking for help from doctors and staff with ambulances - Renato Favero and Cristian Fracassi, the doctor who had the idea of ​​adapting a snorkeling mask for health purposes and the engineer who made it.- Concetta D'Isanto, cleaner in a Milanese hospital. It is part of that group of workers that allowed the health facilities to go on during the emergency. - Giuseppe Maestri, pharmacist in Codogno, has traveled one hundred km every day to go to the full red zone. - Rosa Maria Lucchetti, cashier at the 'Ipercoop Mirafiore of Pesaro, has left a letter to 118 operators giving them also three prepaid cards of 250 euros.- Ambrogio Iacono, professor at the Talete hotel professional institute in Ischia. Positive, admitted to Rizzoli di Lacco Ameno, he continued to teach at a distance during the days of hospitalization. -

Daniela Lo Verde. Principal of the "Giovanni Falcone" institute in the Zen district of Palermo, he launched a fundraising campaign to give food supplies to some families in difficulty. His was the appeal to recover PCs and tablets to allow his students to follow the lessons remotely. - Cristina Avancini, the teacher from Vicenza who despite the expired contract did not interrupt the video lessons with his students. - Alessandro Santoianni and Francesca Leschiutta, director of the retirement home of the Parish of San Vito al Tagliamento (PD) and nursing coordinator who, together with the other employees, remained to live in the structure to protect the elderly guests - Piero Terragni, entrepreneur from Bellusco (Monza and Brianza), following the death of an employee, Erminio Misani, who left his wife and three children, hired his wife Michela Arlati.