422 Migrants Rescued Off Libyan Coast

Hundreds of migrants rescued off the Libyan coast in the past few days have arrived in Italy, where they disembarked on Monday.

According to multiple reports, the 422 migrants were rescued by their ship, Ocean Viking, during several search and rescue operations in the Mediterranean Sea between February the 4th and 5th.

However, some migrants tested positive for Covid-19 when tests were administered by the crew on the ship after being rescued.

Local health authorities informed the crew that overall 49 migrants resulted positive, 41 of them aldults.