A video shows a number of the Algerian illegal immigrants who were quarantined, fleeing a centre for receiving illegal immigrants on the Italian island of Sardinia, which sparked widespread controversy on the island amid calls for more stringent treatment with the Algerian illegal immigrants, at a time when the authorities started strict measures to ensure permanent monitoring of the centre to prevent more than 70 Algerian illegal immigrants from escaping.
In the nearly two-minute video that was published by the local newspaper “Unione Sarda”, which was seen by Echorouk, several Algerian illegal immigrants appear as they are jumping from the wall of the Illegal Immigration Reception Center, which is more than 3 meters high, where the centre wall overlooks an agricultural field.
It also shows how the illegal immigrants, who first jumped, watched the neighbourhood, waiting for the rest of their friends to jump from the centre wall.
After jumping, the illegal immigrants who were fleeing inside a farm field disappear, and after some time (the video is installed), they return to the same place, where they climb a tree adjacent to the centre wall and return to it after they brought with them items they bought from the neighbourhood.
The politicians revolted on Sardinia after publishing the video, as several political parties demanded to deal firmly with the Algerian illegal immigrants who were quarantined to avoid the transmission of possible infection with VOVID-19, but the video showed that they do not respect the quarantine measures in the face of the COVID-19, especially after recording two cases of COVID-19 among the Algerian illegal immigrants who arrived in the island in mid-June.
According to the same source, the Monastir Illegal Immigrants Center was also transformed into a quarantine centre for Algerian illegal immigrants arriving in Sardinia, where it now includes more than 70 Algerian illegal immigrants who arrived about 10 days ago to the island.
Mayor of Monastir, Sardinia, Luisa Murru, said that urgent measures will be taken at the centre to prevent the escape of the Algerian illegal immigrants, who according to them pose a security and health threat, as permanent monitoring points and police patrols will be installed around the clock.