Coronavirus: first infection in Greek island migrant camp

On Chios, 35-year-old Yemeni

13 August, 16:00

    (ANSAmed) - ATHENS, AUG 13 - Greece on Thursday recorded its first case of COVID-19 in a migrant camp on one of its islands. A migration ministry source told AFP that it was a 35-year-old originally from Yemen living in the Vial camp on the island of Chios in the eastern Aegean. Several migrants that arrived on the island of Lesbos in recent days tested positive but this is the first ''non-imported'' case. ''The man was placed in quarantine in a local hospital and 30 others are undergoing testing,'' an official who spoke on condition of anonymity said. Over 3,800 migrants are staying in the Vial camp, some three times its maximum capacity. Many COVID-19 cases - but none fatal - have been recorded over the past few months in migrant camps in mainland Greece. The news of the infection in the Vial camp came just after a record-high number of infections in a single day in Greece on Wednesday: 262.

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