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New prime minister, Mario Draghi, vows to speed up Italy’s Covid vaccinations

Italy recorded 336 more coronavirus deaths – the second highest rate in Europe

Italy’s new prime minister, Mario Draghi, has pledged to speed up the country’s coronavirus vaccination programme as he presented his government’s priorities before a confidence vote in the upper house of parliament on Wednesday.

In his much-anticipated maiden speech, Draghi, who was sworn into office on Saturday, said the government’s first duty was to “fight the pandemic by all means and safeguard the lives of citizens”.

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