Venice - "We cannot accept ships, we are not able to cure a cold to everyone who comes to our area. The vision of this region is to guarantee the health of its citizens first". The president of the Veneto Region Luca Zaia told reporters about the hypothesis of the landing in Venice of the Italian cruise ship Costa Victoria.
"I ask you - Zaia added - if there is still someone who makes cruise ships leave in a world that is infected. Even with a sick person it would be a leper colony. If the obligation to stop applies to everyone, I wonder why we have every day a ship that wants to dock here. Our health program holds, it is performing but it is for the Venetians, for those who live here, "he concluded.
An objectively wrong accusation: many of the ships that are approaching ports around the world were already sailing before the global alarm went off.