Italy: refugees in Sicily to flee from crowded quarantine facility

dozens of refugees have fled to Sicily from their Corona-quarantine in a crowded, windowless tent. According to newspaper reports, were in the for a hundred peo

Italy: refugees in Sicily to flee from crowded quarantine facility

dozens of refugees have fled to Sicily from their Corona-quarantine in a crowded, windowless tent. According to newspaper reports, were in the for a hundred people lined tent in the Sicilian Porto Empedocle, about 500 refugees, which should serve a 14-day quarantine. On Sunday, nearly 200 migrants from another institution had fled.

The interior Ministry reported that most of the Fugitives had been found. In none of the Tested so far, the Coronavirus has been discovered. The mayor of Porto Empedocle, Ida Carmina denounced the inhumane conditions and urged the government and the European Commission to Act.

criticism from the Italian Minister of foreign Affairs

Minister of foreign Affairs, Luigi Di Maio criticized on Facebook for the breach of the Corona-quarantine. It was "inconceivable" that someone respects the quarantine rules. "Migrants or not," it was a matter of public health. "The Virus has not disappeared," he added. According to di Maio 125 of 184 on Sunday that broke out, refugees have been found by the police again.

The Italian interior Minister, Luciana Lamorgese, announced that the government would repurpose "in the next few days," a Navy ship to a quarantine facility for migrants.

At a Meeting with the Tunisian President, Kais Saied, and last week appointed a new head of government Hichem Mechichi, they also expressed the "strong Italian concern" about the rising Numbers of migrants from Tunisia. The Tunisian economy is hit by the Corona-measures, there is high unemployment and political turmoil. Of 11.191 refugees since the 24. July have arrived in Italy, started more than 5200 from Tunisia, almost 4,000 Tunisian citizens.

In Sicily has led to the increasing number of incoming migrants, recent protests, especially after some of them were positive in the Coronavirus tested.

Updated Date: 27 July 2020, 21:19

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