The island of Lampedusa in Italy is once again facing an impressive influx of migrants in recent days. On Wednesday July 29, this time 84 people, including 2 children, were rescued near Libya before being repatriated to the island. In total, more than a thousand migrants have arrived in Lampedusa in recent days. A problem given the capacity of the reception center, which is normally designed to accommodate 95 people.
It is the mayor of the island, Salvatore Martello, who is sounding the alarm over the dramatic health situation that could develop. Fearing that the Covid-19 would spread massively in Lampedusa, he called for help. A request heard: Wednesday, July 29, a tourist ferry stopped to collect passengers. It transported 250 migrants to Sicily.