Greece: Coronavirus cases among refugees on Lesbos spark fresh calls for evacuation

NGOs say infections among arriving refugees show urgent need to move more migrants from Moria camp to mainland.


"135 Migrants from the Moria camp on Lesbos arrive at the port of Piraeus, Athens on 4 May. The Greek government has promised to transfer 2,000 asylum seekers to the mainland.

Migrants from the Moria camp on Lesbos arrive at the port of Piraeus, Athens on 4 May. The Greek government has promised to transfer 2,000 asylum seekers to the mainland.

Two migrants arriving by sea to the Greek island of Lesbos tested positive for coronavirus on Tuesday, leading to increased calls for evacuation of the overcrowded local camps.

The Moria camp in Lesbos has so far not reported cases of the virus, though two other camps and a hotel where asylum-seekers are staying were locked down in April after positive coronavirus tests were returned."

Coronavirus cases among refugees on Lesbos spark fresh calls for evacuation - NGOs say infections among arriving refugees show urgent need to move more migrants from Moria camp to mainland (The Guardian, link)

 

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