-1.3 C
Ljubljana
sreda, 1 decembra, 2021

Hundreds of rescued migrants taken to Italian port, including eight with COVID-19

by A.P.

 rescue ship carrying 422 migrants docked in the Sicilian port of Augusta on Sunday. Eight of the passengers tested positive for COVID-19 in health checks by the Italian authorities.

SOS Mediterranee, the humanitarian organisation that operates the vessel Ocean Viking, said Italy had granted permission to dock just as rain and strong winds were forecast.

The migrants had been rescued in separate operations in the Mediterranean off the coast of Libya on Thursday and Friday.

Many of them were women and children. 424 were originally rescued but a pregnant woman and her companion were urgently airlifted to Malta on Saturday.

In a statement from the search and rescue coordinator on the ship, SOS Mediteranee said Covid-19 protocols were in place on board the Ocean Viking but that it was another reason for the remaining migrants to be promptly disembarked in a place of safety.

Read MORE

Share

Latest news

Handke translator wins German-Slovenian translation prize

By: P.T., STA Amalija Maček received this year's Fabjan Hafner Prize for translation from German into Slovenian for her translation of Peter Handke's 1994 novel...

Slovenian culture, sports, cuisine celebrated in Brussels

By: P.T., STA A number of cultural, sports and culinary events presenting Slovenia will be held in Brussels this week as the country's EU presidency...

EU ministers adopt recommendations for blended learning in response to pandemic

By: J.S., STA In response to the coronavirus pandemic, EU education ministers adopted recommendations on blended learning approaches which combine school site and other physical...

Slovenia: Coronavirus infections keep falling

By: J.S., STA 1,034 people tested positive for coronavirus in Slovenia on Sunday, roughly a quarter fewer than the same day a week ago. Hospital figures...

Related news

Illegal migrants from Palestine, India, Afghanistan, and Algeria were arrested

By: C.R. Between November 26th, 2021, from 6 am and November 27th, 2021, until 6 am, police officers from the Ljubljana Police Administration tracked down...

16 illegal migrants were treated in the area of the Koper Police Department

By: C.R. In the last 24 hours, police officers in the area of the Koper Police Administration dealt with sixteen illegal crossings of the state...

Traffic light coalition: Will we still be able to do that – do it?

By UME It seems to always get worse, not only as far as the political "corona arbitrariness" is concerned, but also the new traffic light...

A smuggler and foreigners who illegally crossed the state border were arrested

By: C.R. During the night of November 24th while performing the tasks of protecting the state border in Nova vas pri Mokricah, police officers from...
Share