Palermo - Another ferry of the Gnv (Grandi Navi Veloci) fleet could be used as an emergency hospital in Sicily. “An immigrant quarantine ship capable of accommodating up to 488 people. We found it: it is the Azzurra ship of the Gnv company, equipped with a health protocol for assistance on board positive Covid-19 cases, therefore suitable to guarantee the health conditions necessary for the quarantine of suspected infections and also equipped to prepare the daily meals. Here is our solution: the Italian government has no more excuses. Just sign the contract. And it is a task of the national government. " This was stated by the President of the Sicilian Region Nello Musumeci, after the case of the humanitarian aid vessel Alan Kurdi.
"There is no longer any reason - the governor continues - to unload the organizational weight of placing hundreds of immigrant people on the structures of Sicily, ready to disembark on the Sicilian coasts in the next few days, victims of unscrupulous human vendors. Sicily does not want to live the same dramatic experience of Lombardy with Coronavirus: people are afraid, the mayors have civilly raised the alarm, as I have done for three days. Let's avoid other social tension. Migrants who risk drowning should be rescued and quarantined. But do it on a ship at anchor. And soon too. "