An estimated 134 migrants that the leftist government had relocated to a reception centre in northern Italy have tested positive for the Wuhan coronavirus.
The large coronavirus outbreak was reported in former barracks that have been converted into a migrant reception centre in the city of Treviso.
The new large number of coronavirus cases come as Italy has seen a surge in migrants arriving in the country, primarily from North Africa.
“Landings have tripled since last year, with illegal immigrants being recovered even near Maltese waters, while Lampedusa is collapsing and hundreds of immigrants flee the reception centres who risk spreading Covid-19,” Salvini said.
Italian Island Overwhelmed as Migrant Boats Arrive Every Hour on Average https://t.co/qXNMhvBz4E — Breitbart London (@BreitbartLondon) July 27, 2020
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— Breitbart London (@BreitbartLondon) June 25, 2020