Coronavirus, Ausl Bologna: ‘Bartolini outbreak with 107 cases’ – Emilia-Romagna

Two positives are guests of the migrant center: carpet screening at the hub begins

“There are 107 total cases of positivity recorded at Bartolini: 79 are the employees found positive at Covid-19, 28 are family members or acquaintances. At this point we can say that we have done all the checks, on the last 109 swabs performed between administrative staff and drivers, we have 12 positive ones “. Paolo Pandolfi, director of the Public Health Department of the Local Health Authority of Bologna, told ANSA at a point on the outbreak discovered in the Bologna logistics company.

ALSO POSITIVE TWO DRIVERS – Not only warehouse workers and family members, but also two drivers from the Bartolini logistics center in Bologna tested positive for Coronavirus. The Bologna Local Health Authority reports. Of the 107 positives, in fact, 79 are workers (77 warehouse workers and two drivers). 28 other positive people were identified, including relatives and contacts. An employee and a family member / acquaintance are hospitalized, while the others are home trustee isolation.

CARPET SCREENING IN MIGRANT HUBS – From tomorrow the screening with 200 swabs for the coronavirus will take place in the hub for migrants in via Mattei in Bologna after the verification of two positive cases among guests of the structure, warehouse workers for Bartolini. Paolo Pandolfi, director of the Public Health Department of the AUSL of Bologna, says it to ANSA, but he specifies: be careful to attribute origin to Bartolini. “We are already on a war footing – Pandolfi underlines – I am organizing buffers for all those who are in that structure, almost 200 people for tomorrow. We do a mega thing in a short time. There are two positive cases at Covid-19: these are the cases of the subjects who worked at Bartolini “, as anticipated today by the Bolognese edition of Repubblica. “If any case should come out, at that point, it will be necessary to be very careful to say that it originates, perhaps, from Bartolini. At the reception center the context is completely different from the others: it is a family context, it is not a working context. It is a particular community context that possibly influences the evolution of the infection. It has a different history from the Bartolini outbreak “. “We are in contact with the Prefecture and the cooperative that manages the structure – concluded Pandolfi referring to the possible closure of the hub – We will do everything tomorrow afternoon”.

BARTOLINI FIREPLACE IN CONTAINMENT WAY – The one at the Bartolini logistics center in Bologna “is a hotbed that is about to be contained”. Raffaele Donini, health councilor of Emilia-Romagna says so. “Our regional health system knows how to fight the virus when it occurs – he added – but nobody should think that Covid-19 is a phenomenon that is now behind us”. Bartolini made 328 swabs, highlighting 107 positives, of which 95 asymptomatic and 12 symptomatic, only two of which were hospitalized. In fact, a contact tracing survey with swabs was put in place to act on at least three concentric circles of case contacts, starting from the people who had developed symptoms, and continuing to also test family members and contacts of positive and asymptomatic people. “With the arrival of the last 190 tampons of today – continues Donini – referring to the company’s staff, we can affirm that in this region we have the ability to identify and circumscribe any outbreaks. The ongoing investigation makes us optimistic as regards the existing outbreaks “.