Greek Island Migrant Camp Locked Down After 30 Coronavirus Cases

Greek Island Migrant Camp Locked Down After 30 Coronavirus Cases


A migrant camp on the Greek island of Chios was placed under lockdown after at least 30 residents tested positive for the Wuhan coronavirus.

The lockdown is the second for the Vial migrant camp, which was briefly placed under quarantine in August. Around 3,200 migrants are estimated to be currently living in the camp, and none will be allowed to leave it under the new rules.

The Greek Ministry of Migration and Asylum, alongside the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Citizen Protection, announced the new measures on Wednesday, Proto Thema reports.

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According to the newspaper, the government is also placing a priority on moving pregnant women who are at least five months pregnant to mainland Greece — so that there is no chance they will give birth at an island

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