Repeated landings in Lampedusa where, in a few hours, 652 migrants, mostly Tunisians, arrived with several small boats. All were taken to the Contrada Imbriacola hotspot. On Sunday the arrival of the quarantine ship Azzurra is expected, while the Snav Adriatica is already present. The migrants will be embarked after the results of the swabs they will be subjected to.
The first landings on Saturday On Saturday, 433 migrants arrived on the island aboard at least 15 small boats. Among them, also women and minors. One of the boats managed to arrive directly on the mainland, exactly at the Madonnina pier. The carabinieri stopped the Tunisians immediately after landing. The hotspot in the Imbriacola district had been empty for days, after all the migrants had been transferred following the results of the swabs on quarantine ships or transferred to Porto Empedocle.SXR.
Another 11 landings at dawn on Sunday Another eleven small boats for a total of 219 Tunisians on board arrived in Lampedusa from midnight until dawn. The patrol boats of the Harbor Master’s Office and the Finance Police intercepted the vessels, carrying from a minimum of 11 to a maximum of 81 people. The carabinieri instead intercepted and stopped the migrants of two landings with 11 and 13 people who took place directly at the commercial pier.
Lamorgese: “No risk for the coronavirus” “It is not the migrants who bring Covid, the numbers are not worrying in relation to the data on the Italian territory”. This was stated by the Minister of the Interior, Luciana Lamorgese. “We sent soldiers to Sicily not for Covid, but because the arrivals were so many and Sicily bore a considerable burden – he explained -. From the data from the first reception facilities we know that of the 56 thousand people present only 2.7% positive”.