A total of 28 of the 210 migrants rescued by the NGO Sea-Watch in the Mediterranean and quarantined on a ferry against Sicilian things have tested positive for COVID-19 in the Italian region, Nello Musumeci, according to the President.
In a message on his Facebook, Musumeci used this fact to justify the decision to quarantine rescued migrants from the island with the support of the Italian government, “to prevent outbreaks on the island without being able to restrict and control them” . .
“Today our request is better understood and those who have almost accused us of racism today will recognize that we were right,” he said, adding that “important sanitary procedures will be adopted as a precaution in the next few hours”. He also asked that Sicily be taken into account in “the decisions to be made”.
The German NGO Sea-Watch rescued around 210 people in Mediterranean waters in the Mediterranean last week, and all but two who had landed were quarantined outside Port Empédocle by an anchored ferry.