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Covid Creates Flashpoint for Anti-Migrant Sentiment in Italy

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Click to expand Image Men who were rescued off the Libyan coast in January, 2020 watch the city of Messina, Sicily from the deck of the Open Arms rescue vessel.  © AP Photo/Santi Palacios The recent arrival by sea in Sicily and Calabria of a dozen migrants who tested positive for the virus that causes Covid-19 provoked several painful and unworthy reactions. In Amantea, a town in Calabria, residents protested the arrival of 24 migrants, 13 of whom tested positive, saying their presence would increase the risk of a new outbreak of Covid-19 and damage tourism. Instead of reassuring the…

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