Migrants moved from Greek camps over virus fears

A group of migrants have arrived in mainland Greece from an overcrowded camp on the island of Lesbos to help stop the spread of coronavirus. 

The government plans to move about 2,300 migrants – including families and the elderly – away from centres on Greek islands to facilities in the mainland, where they will be quarantined for two weeks. 

On Sunday, Migration Minister Notis Mitarachi said there had not been “a single death” from the virus in the camps so far, but said testing needed to be “greatly increased” to make sure the outbreak does not reach them.

The charity Human Rights Watch criticised the Greek government last month, saying it had not done enough to control the pandemic in these camps.

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