The CPR in Gradisca di Isonzo | Photo: Archive ANSA/ALICE FUMIS
The CPR in Gradisca di Isonzo | Photo: Archive ANSA/ALICE FUMIS

The Italian Guarantor for the Rights of Detained Persons has reported that the situation of repatriation centers (CPR) remains stable, with the exception of facilities in Macomer, near Nuoro, and Gradisca di Isonzo, in the province of Gorizia, which are almost full.

The presence of migrants in repatriation centers (CPR) remains stable, for a total of 240 people, with the exception of facilities in Macomer, near Nuoro, and Gradisca di Isonzo, in the province of Gorizia, which are nearly full, the Italian Guarantor for the Rights of Detained Persons said in a statement on April 28. 

The statement was published after a meeting with guarantors from regions, provinces and municipalities. 

The situation of hotspots and quarantined ship 

The statement said that the situation at hotspots is stable and ''the numbers of the previous days are confirmed'' with ''116 people in Lampedusa, 50 in Pozzallo and 57 in Messina'', the guarantor said. 

It recalled that hotspots have become ''temporary quarantine shelters for foreign citizens stranded on Italy's coasts'' during the coronavirus emergency.

The statement also spoke about migrants who were rescued by the Alan Kurdi and Aita Mari vessels and then quarantined off Palermo aboard the Rubattino ship of Italian company Tirrenia. 

It said the episode will probably not remain an isolated case "given that the ministry for infrastructures and transport on April 19 started a procedure to rent naval units to assist and monitor the health of migrants who have been rescued at sea or who have reached the national territory on their own."

Recognizing rights during the emergency 

"Regulating this particular phase of the emergency cannot overlook the recognition of fundamental rights that the Constitution and Conventions recognize to anyone who is on Italy's territory or who has reached it," the Guarantor said. Quarantine measures "in extraordinary and exceptional places cannot bring to a situation of 'limbo'," it noted.
 

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