Of «Aquarius» al “Sicily”. From a migratory crisis to a health service. The port of Valencia is once again in the media spotlight due to the arrival of a ship. In the case of this Thursday, the passenger terminal is already preparing for the docking of the regular line ferry from Balearia that transports 165 young people from Palma de Mallorca who had been confined because they were close contacts of those infected in the mega outbreak of coronavirus detected in the Balearic capital. All of them have tested negative or have not been tested.
The arrival of “Sicily” Valencia is scheduled for five in the afternoon. In accordance with the protocol, the shipping company will set up a specific area for students so that they do not have contact with the crew or the rest of the passenger. Upon arrival at the port, they will be subjected to an antigen test and attended by personnel from their autonomies of origin and from Red Cross.
According to sources familiar with the device, once on the ground a transport service so that young people return to their territories of origin. The bulk of the students are Andalusian. The Junta de Andalucía will mobilize four buses, a medical team, a 061 ambulance and a mobile unit that will carry out antigen tests on young people. Madrid, Galicia and the Basque Country They are other autonomies of origin of the boys who return to the Peninsula, who are not obliged to accept the transport enabled by the Administrations and could return home by their own means.
The Balearic Government made the decision to pay for the transfer of the young people to Valencia after the Contentious-Administrative Court number 3 of Palma decided this Wednesday not to ratify the forced confinement of the young people isolated in the hotel Palma Bellver, from where the young people who will take the boat have departed by buses to the port of the Balearic capital.
Uncontrolled coronavirus in Valencia
Students affected by the mega outbreak of coronavirus caused by end-of-year trips arrive in the Valencian Community, where the cumulative incidence of Covid-19 it has shot up to 97 infected per 100,000 inhabitants.
The outbreaks due to end-of-year trips There are already 179 coronavirus infections in the Valencian Community
The Valencian government remains silent until now before the decision taken by the Balearic Government in coordination with the Ministry of Health.
According to the latest official data, up to 1,824 young people have tested positive in Covid-19 within the outbreak caused by end-of-course trips in Mallorca, while another 5,978 are close contacts that must be quarantined. Those affected are from twelve autonomous communities: Madrid, the Valencian Community, Murcia, Andalusia, the Basque Country, Galicia, Castilla-La Mancha, Castilla y León, the Balearic Islands, Catalonia, Extremadura and Asturias.
George is Digismak’s reported cum editor with 13 years of experience in Journalism