Coronavirus cases among refugees on Lesbos spark fresh calls for evacuation

Posted by on May 14, 2020 9:51 am
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NGOs say infections among arriving refugees show urgent need to move more migrants from Moria camp to 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.

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