Springbok743 wrote:crazy wrote:Alitalia stopped all flights to/from China.
This morning the last five flights from China arrived at Milan Malpensa (two Air China flights from Beijing and Shanghai) and the last three at Rome Leonardo Da Vinci (Air China A330 from Hanghzou, Hainan Airlines A330 from Chongqing, China Southern B787 from Guanghzou).
In the afternoon the last flight from Italy left for China with a load of tourist going back to their country.
Italian Government announced a National Emergency after the first two SARS infected in Italy, Rome, two Chinese tourists staying in an hotel in the city centre. They arrived on January 23rd at MIlan Malpensa and then continued to Rome, The two tourists have been hospitalized while many other tourists of the hotel have not been checked because left it during the night.
In the meanwhile the two Chinese tourists on board of Costa Smeralda ship are negative and the 6.000 people on board in quarantine at Civitavecchia port can restart to breathe.
Now there is the problem of the many Chinese tourists here in Italy to repatriate; on February 2nd a military flight should depart for China for the repatriating of the Italian citizens that want to leave the country.
Having a really hard time finding articles on this, could you link me to some ( Italian language stuff is no issue) ? Is the military flight a charted aircraft or is it an aircraft from Air force stock?
It should be a civil aircraft (charter flight) operated by Ministry of Defence with, on board, military personnel.
The people on board will be quarantined in a military base, maybe Cecchignola.