Italian mayors ban migrants from entering towns without health certificate
- The mayors of six cities in the northwest Savona province have outlawed entrance of migrants in their town unless certified as disease-free.
- Despite the lack of major disease outbreaks since the arrival of nearly 68,000 migrants in Italy this year, mayors have claimed concern over public health in order to avoid having to take in migrants and refugees.
- Community organizations have slammed the policies as discriminatory, with instances having taken place of Milan bus drivers declaring refusal to transport migrants because of so-called public health concerns.
“The law cannot be used in a discriminatory way, which is something local leaders should know.”
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