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There are around 3,000 refugees and migrants in the camp. They live in tents and simple buildings, and have better conditions than in camps on the islands, where people live much closer.

But nevertheless have koronasmitten now been reached.

the Greek authorities have decided to put the camp in quarantine after it was proven koronasmitte at one of the asylum seekers while she was admitted to a hospital in Athens to give birth.

Greek broadcasting corporation reports that it is confirmed a further 20 infections in the camp.

63 persons were tested when the woman with the once the woman came back, writes the newspaper Ekathimerini.

There are around 2,500 people in the camp, writes the newspaper.

‘ve warned a long time

Charities have long warned about the dangers of severe infection when the virus reaches the camps in Greece. Not least is the fear of what will happen when people start to become sick in crowded camps that are located on several of the Greek islands.

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” We are particularly concerned about the homeless living on the streets and in the refugee camps, and who have few opportunities to protect themselves against the virus, said the president of Doctors without borders, Karine Nordstrand, to NRK earlier this week.

Since the 2015 has over 1 million refugees and migrants come to Greece, the vast majority of them via the sea route from Turkey. Together there are now several tens of thousands of refugees and migrants on the large islands of Lesbos, Samos and Chios.

The crowded camps are seen as a health ticking time bomb. Prime minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Greek radio Wednesday night that they are doing what they can to protect those who live there.

Thank god that we have not had a single case of Covid-19 on Lesvos or any of the other islands, ” he told the TELEVISION station CNN.

Greece registered its first case of koronasmitte at the end of February and now has over 1400 cases. Around 50 are dead.

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