Migrant camp in Greece records its first coronavirus case
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Migrant camp in Greece records its first coronavirus case

ATHENS (GREECE) – Two migration ministry officials said on Wednesday that Greece recorded its first coronavirus case in the overcrowded migrant camp of Moria located on the island of Lesbos.

A 40-year old asylum seeker has been diagnosed with the coronavirus and had been under isolation, one of the officials told. Authorities were trying to trace the people he has come in contact with, the official said.

The Moria facility, which has about 13,000 people, has been frequently receiving criticism by aid groups for its living conditions, which were not found to be conducive.

All migrants who have reached Lesbos have been under quarantine away from the island’s camps.

Recent surge in cases have forced Greek authorities to implement restrictions again to curb the spread of the virus.

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