Clash in Calabra after the disembarkation of 70 immigrants a Roccella Jonica, 28 of which coronavirus positive. The mayor of the city in fact reassures: “Situation best managed, a duty to welcome these people. “But the governor, Jole Santelli, together with some citizens, goes to the street to protest, in Amantea. The immigrants are Pakistani, they have been rescued off the coast of Caulonia. Some of them, as mentioned, are now housed in a structure made available by the municipality of Roccella Ionica.
As said the mayor, Vittorio Zito, he immediately reassured the population: “Roccella is home to 20 migrants, unaccompanied minors, who landed last night. He does it because it is his precise duty dictated by the law. But he also does it because he believes that when one is called to perform one’s duty one must do it to the end. And if it is your duty to organize the reception of unaccompanied minors – children aged 13, 14 or 15 who have in their eyes the sadness of fleeing their home, the pain for what they have seen and fear for the future – you do at best and that’s it, “he wrote in a post on Facebook.
And again: “Then when they tell you they are among them 5 cases of positivity at Covid-19, get to work immediately to manage this situation in complete safety, in order not to create any danger for citizens and tourists. But taking care not to abandon even for a moment the concern to guarantee full respect for the dignity of these fragile beings. You know you can do it. Because you can count on the extraordinary professionalism and availability of the police, on the expertise of the Usca doctors and the regional task force, on the institutional support of the Prefecture, on the work of magnificent volunteers, on the help of a splendid team of administrators and municipal employees.And you know you can count on the seriousness of your fellow citizens. We know we have to do it, because it is our duty as men to do it. ”
As mentioned, Santelli is of a completely different opinion, who asks for immediate government intervention: “The 28 positive migrants to Covid-19 who arrived yesterday in Roccella Jonica confirm the enormous risks associated with the landings of people arriving from countries where the epidemic is still out of control. We were easy prophets when we warned the government about the dangers of out of control immigration. Unfortunately, however, we have not listened and now we all have to face the consequences of these non-choices, “thundered the force. Then the street protests in Amantea, along the highway: citizens lay down on the ground asking for security and the immediate transfer of migrants to a more suitable center. The migrants were isolated in a structure in the center of the town without any contact with the outside.