Greece, Malta Quarantine Refugee Camps after COVID-19 Case Afghan National Confirmed

A second refugee camp in Greece has been put on quarantine after an Afghan resident tested positive for coronavirus, the country’s Migration Ministry said.

According to the Ministry, the Afghan man who lives at the Malakasa camp, which is located near Athens, has been transferred to a hospital in the capital while tests on his contacts, staff and any people with suspected symptoms are in process.

The camp is currently sheltering over 1,700 people. Under the quarantine rules, no one will be allowed to enter or leave the camp for 14 days, with the police monitoring the implementation of the restrictions.

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