First corona case in Greece’s migrant camp

3 September, 2020 12:00 AM printer

ATHENS: Greece on Wednesday announced a first coronavirus infection in its largest migrant camp of Moria on the island of Lesbos, where nearly 13,000 asylum seekers live in unsanitary conditions.

“A 40-year-old Somali man has tested positive,” a migration ministry source told AFP. The man is a recognised refugee who had recently returned to the island from Athens, the source said.

More than 12,700 people live in Moria, which has a nominal capacity for fewer than 2,800.

Another infection in an island camp on the island of Chios, involving a 35-year-old man from Yemen, had been reported last month.


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