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Greece: Over 200 migrants with coronavirus housed in barbed wire enclosed area of new Kara Tepe camp02:42

Greece: Over 200 migrants with coronavirus housed in barbed wire enclosed area of new Kara Tepe camp

Greece, near Mytilene
September 19, 2020 at 20:29 GMT +00:00 · Published

More than 200 refugees who had tested positive for COVID-19 were transferred in a barbed wire enclosed area of the new Kara Tepe camp on the Greek island of Lesbos. Families with kids could be seen behind the wire at the tent facility, Saturday.

On Thursday, Greek police began relocating thousands of refugees stranded on the island to a new temporary camp. It comes more than a week after they were left homeless in a massive fire that destroyed the Moria camp where they previously lived.

The Moria migrant camp was the largest in Europe, exceeding almost four times its maximum capacity of 3,100 people, hosting around 13,000 migrants living in poor sanitary conditions.

Greece: Over 200 migrants with coronavirus housed in barbed wire enclosed area of new Kara Tepe camp02:42
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More than 200 refugees who had tested positive for COVID-19 were transferred in a barbed wire enclosed area of the new Kara Tepe camp on the Greek island of Lesbos. Families with kids could be seen behind the wire at the tent facility, Saturday.

On Thursday, Greek police began relocating thousands of refugees stranded on the island to a new temporary camp. It comes more than a week after they were left homeless in a massive fire that destroyed the Moria camp where they previously lived.

The Moria migrant camp was the largest in Europe, exceeding almost four times its maximum capacity of 3,100 people, hosting around 13,000 migrants living in poor sanitary conditions.

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