Italy testing 180 migrants rescued by ship for Covid-19

Italy is carrying out tests on 180 migrants rescued in the Mediterranean with a view to transferring them to a quarantine vessel in Sicily, an interior ministry source said on Saturday.


The migrants have been on the Ocean Viking ship operated by SOS Méditerranée for over a week, with fights and suicide attempts on board prompting the charity to declare a state of emergency on Friday.


A medical team sent by...