Coronavirus live news: Melbourne goes back into lockdown; Italy stops Bangladesh flights after new infections

Coronavirus live news: Melbourne goes back into lockdown; Italy stops Bangladesh flights after new infectionsJuly 8, 2020

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Italian authorities stopped 125 Bangladeshi people from entering the country on Wednesday after they landed at Rome’s Fiumicino airport on a flight from Qatar.

The move comes as Italy tries to contain an outbreak of coronavirus among the Bangladeshi community in the Lazio region. The passengers will return to Doha on the same flight later today, while those who disembarked were tested for Covid-19 and quarantined for 14 days.

Our experts made calculations based on the data obtained from the sample of passengers on the flight that arrived from Dhaka on Monday in which 13% of the passengers tested positive. The result is very worrying when taking into account all the flights, including those with a stopover, that brought Bangladeshi migrants back to Italy.

Authorities in Greece are becoming increasingly worried by the rising number of “imported” coronavirus cases the country is seeing since it re-opened its borders last week. The National Organisation of Public Health said 14 out of the 27 new confirmed cases reported on Tuesday were identified “after tests at ports of entry”.

Four foreign tourists tested positive for the virus on the island of Thassos in the northern Aegean. All four were described by the Greek media as asymptomatic and citizens of Serbia and Bulgaria, which have both seen a spike in infections.

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