Virus, escape from quarantine. They hide positivity to take holidays
The Coronavirus in Italy it continues to be scary. The delta variant is rampant and hospitals are filling up again, both in ordinary wards and in intensive care. But there are those who really don’t want to know about giving up on summer holidays. The number of untraceable infected people is increasing more and more – reads the Messenger -. Fake phone numbers and addresses made up from scratch. They are positive, but untraceable. Ambush to save the vacation. Pursued by the local health authorities with unanswered calls. Only in Rome and its province there have been 250 since the beginning of August. Identikit: “They are mainly people who do the quick test in the pharmacy and then, when they get the positive report, they unplug the phone, to avoid doing the molecular confirmation. The only swab that is valid at a diagnostic level to declare positivity to Covid “.
On the island of Capri – continues Il Messaggero – ASL Napoli 1 has never managed to find 30 positives. “Everyone had taken the test in the pharmacy,” explains Lucia Marino, the director of the Prevention department. In Salento, another 20 have disappeared from the radar. “Here, however, we immediately call the police, we can not think of getting away with it”, makes clear Alberto Fedele, director of the prevention of the ASL of Lecce. “We also denounced someone who answered us on the phone, but from the background noise it was clear that he was at the sea”. “In any case – adds Pier Luigi Lopalco, the councilor for health of Puglia – we also keep in our database the names of the positives to the rapid test”.