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Stranded Ocean Viking migrants to arrive within Sicily port at Monday

The 180 migrants on the Ocean Viking aid boat will arrive at Porto Empedocle on Monday, in which they’ll be moved onto another boat, the Moby Zaza also put in quarantine.

Before their arrival, they’ll be analyzed for coronavirus.

There are 25 kids and a pregnant girl one of them.

The Italian authorities sent a physician on the boat on Saturday following the NGO reported episodes of acute unrest, such as suicide attempts and threats to the boat team, prompting demands for the prompt evacuation of 44 individuals because of”acute psychological distress”.

The physician excluded any psychological illness, but confessed that the migrants have been”exhausted, nervous and stressed”. At precisely the same time, he encouraged them to prevent being”competitive” to ease the disembarking operations.

“It merely depends upon you! Do not make an issue, don’t struggle, respect the team, you saved you, and it’ll go fast”, he explained, according to news agency AFP.

“We are aware it is lengthy, but the coronavirus slows down things in Italy so be patient,” he informed the migrants, before being applauded as he left the boat.

“They consider him because he symbolizes Italy”, Anne, physician of their SOS Méditerranée, stated, adding that the situation should evolve rapidly as”the placebo effect’ won’t last long”.

“What’s necessary is to dock today,” operations supervisor onboard Nicholas Romaniuk said, “and you must take action before there’s a departure”